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  • Other Services

    Kindred Hospital uses an interdisciplinary team approach to care that helps our patients return to the highest quality of life possible. In addition to our core services, we offer:

    Advanced Nutrition

    When illness or surgery adversely affects a patient’s stomach or digestive system, we administer medication and nutrition through a PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) or a PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) until the patient recovers.

    Diagnostic Imaging

    Skilled and certified technicians operate our imaging equipment, and we make every effort to perform the testing in as prompt and as convenient a manner as possible.

    Direct Admission

    For your convenience, our hospital accepts direct admissions from an Extended Care Facility or Skilled Nursing Center.

    Geriatric Services

    Our interdisciplinary team of geriatric specialists includes physicians, rehabilitation therapists, dietitians and mental-health professionals. Their objective is to help our senior patients live life to its fullest.

    Physicians

    Your clinical treatment is the chief responsibility of your physician. As a member of the medical staff, your physician makes the necessary arrangements for laboratory services, X-rays, medications, special diets and any other treatment or service.

    The medical staff consists of over 200 multi-specialty physicians prepared to meet your needs. All physicians are licensed and most are board certified in their specialty. To determine if your physician is on the medical staff of the hospital, please call (813) 874-6359.

    Nursing

    Nurses are the part of the health care team with whom the patient spends the most time. They recognize that each patient is an individual with special needs. They want to know about their hopes, concerns, past experiences with their illness, and any religious or cultural practices to better meet their needs. They are involved in all aspects of physical care. They give input to the doctors and other health care team members on the progress of our patients and ensure that the treatment plan is implemented.

    Respiratory Therapists

    Respiratory therapists are a unique group of health care professionals who work in corroboration with doctors, nurses and other ancillary services.

    Respiratory therapists are primarily responsible for the management of the ventilator, airway care, the administration of breathing treatments and weaning from the ventilator. In addition to regular duties, a respiratory therapist is usually available to transport patients to various activities and to provide assistance to the nursing staff. If you or your family members have any questions, please feel free to contact respiratory care.

    Pharmacy

    The Pharmacy Department is responsible for the purchasing, storage, preparation and distribution of medications and related supplies as well as the evaluation of drug therapies, monitoring patient care and providing drug information.

    The pharmacy staff consists of full time pharmacists specializing in clinical and administrative practice and full time technicians who are certified in medication preparation.

    Radiology

    Our Radiology Department provides 24-hour coverage. All technologists are registered and are no more than 30 minutes away from the hospital while call coverage is provided. The Radiology Department is responsible for assisting physician diagnoses by performing diagnostic radiographs.

    Services provided include, but are not limited to:

    • Portable studies
    • Fluoroscopic exams
    • Non-Invasive exams
    • Invasive exams
    • CT scans
    • Ultrasound
    • Video swallows

    Laboratory

    Operating under the direction of a physician, the laboratory is responsible for conducting any tests that are ordered. Our advanced equipment performs tests accurately and quickly, with results available on the same day whenever possible.

    Food Services and Nutrition Support

    The goal of our dietitian is to strive to meet your nutritional needs and prepare diets as ordered by your physician. The dietitian also performs periodic nutritional assessments and monitors your nutrition plan.

    Meal trays are provided for inpatients. All patients except patients on liquid or puree diets may select their meals. A cafeteria is located in the hospital on the 1st floor to serve family members and guests, employees and physicians. We offer a complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day. Lunch is served from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. Vending service is available for evening hours.

    The registered dietitian performs the clinical nutrition services. The goal of nutrition support is to provide adequate nutrition to improve the patient’s state of nutrition and to facilitate the patient’s potential for weaning from ventilator support. The dietitian tailors the feeding modality – from feeding tubes to oral diets – to match the needs of the patient and participates in discussions of the method and progression of feeding.

    Case Management/Social Services

    The Case Management Department is actively involved through the hospital stay to provide emotional support, transportation, information and assistance with access to community resources and coordinating discharge planning. The goal of case management is to assist the patient and family in meeting psychosocial needs from admission through discharge.

    Chaplain Services

    Your minister is also welcome to visit at any time.

    Post-Hospital Care

    When your doctor determines that you no longer need the specialized services of our hospital but still require medical care, he or she may discharge you to a skilled nursing facility, a rehabilitation center, or to home care. Our discharge planner will help arrange for the services you may need after leaving the hospital.

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