Specialized care for hospitalized patients
Inpatient care is the care of patients that have a medical condition that requires admission to the hospital. Boone Memorial is a 25 bed critical access hospital that provides inpatient care to both the adult and pediatric populations. All patient rooms are private and have a large bathroom. Most of our patients are treated and released the same day, however, there are some cases that may require an overnight stay for further treatment or testing. With an around-the-clock team of medical professionals, BMH is equipped to provide you with superior inpatient care.
When you are admitted to our facility your care will be administered by a Hospitalist.
What is a hospitalist?
A Hospitalist is a hospital-based doctor who specializes in caring for hospitalized patients. At BMH our Hospitalists have undergone post-graduate residency training in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. Hospitalists typically spend all or most of their work day in the hospital which makes them more available to the patients and their families than a physician who spends most of his or her day outside the hospital in a clinic or private office.
Once your treatment is complete, the Hospitalist will help you transition back to your Primary Care Provider. If you do not have a Primary Care Provider or family doctor the Hospitalist can refer you to one upon discharge from the hospital.
Hospitalists serve you in a variety of ways, including:
Assessing and treating your medical condition throughout your admission.
Managing your hospital care by arranging for diagnostic tests such as X-rays, blood tests, or nuclear medicine studies.
Arranging specialty care that may include consults with specialists or even Physical Therapy if needed.
Coordinating any Home Health services or medical equipment that may be needed upon discharge.
Ensuring that the transition back to your Primary Care Provider is a smooth one.