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Lisa Paige, Inpatient Director
Boone County Hospital offers comprehensive inpatient medical care in our Medical/Surgical/Pediatric Unit. The unit keeps you close to home and family when your illness or injury requires hospitalization. The unit is made up of all private rooms and comes equipped with wireless internet services available for your use.
Our healthcare team is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of common acute and chronic illnesses. Our nursing staff has a wide variety of training and experience. Staff regularly participates in educational activities to maintain competence, gain new knowledge and develop advanced skills. Because our nursing staff treats everyone from infants to older patients, they are encouraged to be lifelong learners and take classes in current medical procedures and technology.
Nurses work with patients and their families, as well as many other professionals including doctors, dietitians, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and physical, occupational and speech therapists, in establishing an individual plan of care.
A case manager will also be provided to assist patients and their families in finding any resources you may need both during and after your hospitalization such as:
- Insurance company notification and updates
- Information regarding financial/community resources
- Home care services or equipment upon discharge as needed
- Information and assist in placement if the patient is unable to return to their home.
If you or a loved one is admitted to Boone County Hospital (BCH), you will be located on the 22-bed Acute Care Unit of the hospital. Patients on the unit are inpatients, which means they will be cared for at the hospital rather than at home.
We are excited to offer a new Transitional Care Program. The program supports patients recovering from an acute illness or surgery who no longer require acute hospital care but are not yet ready to go home. We will work closely with your discharging acute care hospital to ensure a safe transition to the Transitional Care Program. For more information on this new program, CLICK HERE!
As a patient on the unit, you or your loved one may be one of the following classifications of patients:
- Acute Care — Acute care is short-term medical treatment for patients having an illness or injury that exhibits a rapid onset followed by a short, severe course or care given to patients who have recently undergone surgery.
- Hospice Care — Two state-of-the-art Hospice Rooms are available. The rooms were designed with the patient and family in mind. In addition to specialized patient care, the rooms offer some of the same conveniences of home. Family members can be as close as possible to their loved ones and yet be comfortable in difficult times.
- Observation Status — A patient may be placed in Observation by a physician while the physician determines the best level of care the patient needs. A patient may be in Observation while he/she awaits testing or the results of tests already performed.
- Respite Care — Respite Care is short-term or temporary care (from a few hours to a few weeks) given to a sick or disabled patient to provide relief, or respite, to the regular caregiver, usually a family member.
- Transitional Care — Transitional care at Boone County Hospital supports patients recovering from an acute illness or surgery who no longer require acute hospital care but are not yet ready to go home.