If you or a family member require hospitalization, we encourage you and your doctor to consider Community Memorial Hospital as a comfortable, personalized, convenient place to get the in-hospital care you need. All of our inpatient services are delivered by a team of qualified, caring professionals, including physicians, nurses, therapists, technicians, and specialized support staff.
At CMH, we offer:
High-Quality, Compassionate Hospital Care, Close to Home
Our small size and location make our inpatient services especially convenient, easily accessible, and highly personal. Our patient rooms and visitors' areas are clean, quiet, and comfortable. Our care-givers are warm and friendly and typically get to know patients and their families well.
We have 20 inpatient beds, each in a private room with its own bath, that can be used for providing acute care during a traditional hospital stay.
As a critical care hospital, we are expected, on average, to keep our patients in acute care no more than four days before either sending them home or transferring them to a higher level of care, if needed.
For patients who no longer need acute care, but who can benefit from more time and therapy to recover and regain strength before leaving the hospital, we are approved to convert our acute care beds to "swing beds," allowing us to offer the same types of restorative care, therapies, and support services available at skilled nursing facilities.
Patients transferring from acute care to restorative care usually stay in the same, familiar room. The care-givers they have gotten to know during their hospital stay continue as part of the multi-disciplinary team of nurses, therapists, and other hospital staff charged with carrying out their individual restorative care plans.
Observation and Short-Term Clinical Care
When a patient's condition is stable but requires monitoring and treatment at the hospital, usually during an overnight stay, admission for observation and short-term clinical care may be appropriate.
Most patients admitted for observation come to us from our Emergency Department or from area doctors' offices. They may simply be watched by our nurses for changes in their condition, or their doctors may order fluids, blood transfusions, and other treatments and therapies to relieve pain and other symptoms before we send them home, admit them for longer-term care, or refer them to a more specialized facility.
Respite care is short-term care given to a hospice patient by another caregiver, so that a family member or friend who is the patient's caregiver can rest or take time off. This type of care was created to allow caregivers time away from administering care, with the goal to help the caregivers have lower stress and at the same time fill the needs of the individual receiving care.