Regional Hospital is a specialized hospital for ventilator weaning and medically complex patients.
Patients and Families
What to expect
The staff at Regional Hospital understands that the transition from an ICU setting can cause feelings of anxiety, apprehension and uncertainty. Families and patients have been through a challenging and life altering event. To ease this transition, we provide a warm, comfortable setting where families are welcome anytime.
Family involvement and support plays a significant role in the recovery of your loved one in our care. We value your input and encourage participation in care and frequent visits. As an integral part of treatment, recovery and comfort, we allow you to visit your loved ones 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Visitors may be required to follow certain procedures depending on the condition of the patient. The nurse staff will provide specific instructions for visiting these patients.
At the heart of our ability to care for our patients is our multidisciplinary team. The expertise of this team promotes individualized, patient-focused, compassionate care to each of our patients. Each member of our team is highly skilled and extremely knowledgeable and has the full collaborative backing of every other team member.
The multidisciplinary team is led by a pulmonologist/intensivist and is comprised of medical professionals to include: Nurse Practitioners, critical care RNs, respiratory care practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, medical social workers, dietitians, clinical pharmacists, chaplains and others.
Multidisciplinary rounds are held every Tuesday and Wednesday. You are welcome to sit in and listen to the discussions surrounding your loved one. Questions and conferences outside of the multidisciplinary team meeting may be arranged by your Medical Social Worker.
Patient and family support
Meeting with your Social Worker as soon as possible after arrival at Regional Hospital helps us understand the unique needs of your loved one. Our Social Workers facilitate communication with the rest of the healthcare team, provide patient and family support, offer financial counseling and help families’ access appropriate resources throughout the patient’s stay. When it is time to discharge from Regional Hospital, our social workers create a plan that places the patient’s needs at the center, identifies an appropriate facility, and is acceptable to the family in both quality and location.
Services we provide
- 26 private and spacious rooms
- 24-hour physician coverage and nurse practitioner support
- Specially trained registered nurse and respiratory therapists – all certified in advanced life support
- Social workers who coordinate the transition of care from admission to discharge
- Pharmacist available to discuss medication management
- Registered dietitian and nutritional counseling
- Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy to prevent further weakness
- Speech Therapy
- Dedicated IV Therapy RN for central line insertion and management
- Daily rounds with the clinical teams
- Weekly multidisciplinary conferences
- Individualized family meetings with the physicians and clinical team
- Hemodialysis services provided on-site by CHI Franciscan Dialysis Services
- Diagnostic, radiology and laboratory services on site
- State-of-the-art wound care
- Cardiac monitoring
- Family support group
- Active Patient Advisory Council
Regional Hospital staffs to the needs of our patients. If a patient requires an increase in the intensity of care, the staffing ratios will be adjusted.
- Registered Nurse (RN) Staffing: 1 RN to 4 patients
- Respiratory Therapist (RT) Staffing: 1 RT to 6 airway patients
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Staffing: 1 CNA to 6 patients
Families are an important part of the recovery process, and are welcome to tour Regional Hospital so they can familiarize themselves with our facility and understand our unique services and philosophy. While making an appointment is not required, a pre-scheduled tour ensures a staff member is available to explain our approach to patient care and answer questions.