Staying at the hospital isn’t exactly on anyone’s bucket list. But, if you have to be in the hospital, it’s good to know that the staff of Hammond-Henry Hospital is ready to take care of you. Our physicians, nurses, and staff are people who live and participate in the communities that surround Hammond-Henry Hospital and you can expect to be treated like family. Your care and personal needs are our top priority.
When you find yourself or loved one in the hospital, you need to know that the care received is both professional and compassionate. Utilizing a hospitalist program, Hammond-Henry Hospital’s highly trained staff is committed to providing complex care. We are equipped to care for patients of any age spanning the generations. With 18 private rooms and 1 double room, we are ready to treat patients suffering from acute illnesses, injuries or surgical procedures. Our staff is experienced in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and are ready to exceed your expectations.
Sometimes a patient who has been treated for an acute condition can still require ongoing care. We call this a swing bed. Surgery is the most common recovery that we see, but other conditions can require ongoing care as well. Patients are not seen by a physician every day and their nursing care is reduced, but the patient can recover safely in the hospital if they are not yet ready to take care of themselves at home. During a swing bed stay you can expect:
- Nurse assigned to patients daily
- Weekly doctor visits
- Fully equipped and staffed therapy department
- Individualized therapy plans
- Activity coordinator
- Room-service dining
- Private rooms
- Hospital care in a friendly atmosphere
- Constant communication with patients and their families
- Discharge planning services
Critical Care Unit:
For those patients in critical health situations, we offer four CCU beds. Our staff is highly trained to support the patient to the best of our abilities. We know that these times are very emotional, and we strive to continuously keep the lines of communication open.
What is a Hospitalist?
A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in patients in the hospital. Our hospitalist will be your doctor while you are at Hammond-Henry Hospital. Note: the hospitalist will communicate with your primary care provider.
Why utilize a hospitalist program?
Unlike your primary care provider who would only be available maybe once a day, the hospitalist is always on hand and ready to address patient needs. This allows for patients to have a physician available to focus on their current conditions.
How can I trust a stranger for my medical care?
This is certainly the most emotional part of this transition. There is a chance you will not know your hospital physician. But, at Hammond-Henry Hospital we will strive to connect and give you the best treatment and advice. Our hospitalists are here to focus on you and your health.