As the bridge between rehabilitation and discharge, SRMC employs many different nursing staff, offering medical, surgical, and several additional types of nursing care to ensure a smooth and seamless process back to good health.
Nursing service provides care for patients as ordered by your primary care provider. Services may include dressing changes, catheter care, IV antibiotic administration, injections, etc. These services are scheduled per instructions from your provider. Treatments may be subject to approval from your insurance company. Please call the Mina See RN in the Infusion room to discuss scheduling your Outpatient Care at 308.254.7268. ext 1267
Our certified infusion nurses have received additional specialty education to provide chemotherapy administration to our oncology patients on an outpatient basis. We also have two Registered Nurses, nationally trained in the insertion of venous catheters for long-term IV access.
Skilled Care and Swing Bed Services
Skilled Care, often referred to as Swing Bed Care is available for patients that no longer need Acute Care, but require IV treatments, Physical Therapy, and/or other qualifying Skilled Care. Medicare has specific requirements for you to qualify for Skilled Care services and several other insurance companies require pre-authorization for Skilled Care services. For additional information about these services, please call 308.254.5825.
What is a Hospitalist?
A Hospitalist is a physician who cares for patients who are admitted to the hospital. Hospitalists often have advanced training in Internal Medicine.
What are the advantages of having a Hospitalist program?
The patient has the benefit of being seen by a physician whose practice is entirely focused on the care of the hospitalized patient. The patient’s medical team on the Patient Care Unit staff has access to a Hospitalist 24-hours a day, seven days a week to respond to changes in the patient’s condition that may need immediate attention and to answer any questions a patient or a family member may have. The patient’s primary care provider also has the option of partnering with a Hospitalist to manage their patient’s care while their patient is hospitalized The hospitalist role at SRMC also includes backing up the ER provider for critical patients in the emergency department