Medical & Surgical Unit
Lake Chelan Community Hospital's team of compassionate health professionals provides care for patients of all ages on our medical and surgical unit. Nurses and doctors work closely with multidisciplinary departments, including respiratory therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutritions services, radiology and laboratory to provide optimal care for our patients. Because we are a small hospital, we have the opportunity to offer care that is very individualized to meet patient and family needs.
What Types of Care are Available?
Patients of all ages are admitted to Acute Care when they need close monitoring and acute treatment. Medical and nursing interventions are performed often to treat the patient.
A patient is admitted to Observation for a condition that is expected to require hospital care and monitoring for less than 24 hours or it is not clear whether the condition will require the higher level of Actue Care. A patient may be switched to Acute Care if medically necessary.
Same Day Surgical
Patients having colonoscopies, endoscopies, laparoscopic procedures, minor orthopedic surgeries and other minor surgeries may receive Same Day Surgical care. Patients typically go home later in the day of surgery or may stay up to 24 hours.
Swing Bed, or Skilled Nursing, is nursing and therapy care to help patients transition or "swing" from Acute Care to home. Patients may be admitted to Swing Bed while recovering from a major surgery or a medical condition such as a stroke, cardiac or respiratory illness. Patients may be admitted from Acute Care within Lake Chelan Community Hospital or from an outside facility. Please contact our social worker if you are interested in learning more about our Swing Bed program.
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