The Nursing Service Department is licensed for 20 beds; two of which are Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds. We care for a wide variety of patients with acute and chronic illnesses and surgical needs. On the nursing unit we also have patients who are in our “Swing Bed Program.” The “Swing Bed Program” is aimed at transitioning those patients who require additional in-house therapy after their hospital stay. The goal is to return patients home to the same level of independence as they were prior to entering the hospital.
The Emergency Department (ED) is composed of a triage bed, two ED beds, and a pediatric/gynecological room. The ED is staffed with a physician and Registered Nurse (RN) 24 hours a day. In addition, our Paramedics also assist in the ED daily and when needed when they aren’t responding to a 911 call. We are an Oregon level IV Trauma Center whose goal is to provide resuscitation and stabilization of the severely injured adult or pediatric patient prior to transferring to a higher level trauma system.
The nursing staff is trained to provide medical, surgical, emergency, and/or intensive level care to our patients. The nursing staff is highly educated with most having specialty certifications. Yearly competency testing is provided to all staff to insure that they are prepared to provide the multitude of services we offer. The nursing staff love working with our patients, who are you, our community members.
We are also involved with a number of agencies, most of which we have to report quality measures to. These include ATAB (Area Trauma Advisory Board), SERT (State Emergency Response Team), DHS (Department of Human Services), CDC (Centers for Disease Control), Patient Safety Commission, and CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).