Washington County Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited organization that provides specialized care to meet the needs of individual patients and families. The hospital’s Med/Surg unit is licensed for 22 beds. Patient care is coordinated by Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants under the direction the patient’s physician. This highly trained nursing staff works closely with other departments (rehab therapies, laboratory, social services, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, dietary and housekeeping) to facilitate patient care.
Services include 24 hour care, cardiac monitoring, respiratory care, specific pharmaceutical therapies including IV therapy and transfusions and clinical monitoring. Support staff is available 24 hours a day. Social services include discharge planning, resource referrals, advance directives, crises intervention and utilization management. The Med/Surg unit is utilized primarily for general medical and surgery patients and skilled care patients. As a designated Critical Access Hospital, the 22 beds are licensed swing beds and may be used for either medical patients or skilled nursing patients.
Respite care rooms are available when care-giving families need short-term assistance with the care of their family members and end of life care rooms are available for the care of terminally ill patients. For more information, call (618) 327-2292.