Inpatient Care

Madera Community Hospital Inpatient Care

Acute Care Services

Whenever you need inpatient hospital care, you can be assured Madera Community Hospital will provide you and your loved ones with our nationally recognized quality care.

Hospitalists and Intensivists

While in the hospital, your medical care is directed by a Hospitalist. Hospitalists are physicians who work in the hospital and specialize in the care of hospitalized patients. Focused on you, patients receive timely and efficient care and are then discharged in optimal health to your primary medical care provider. Your primary medical provider and subspecialty physicians are consulted on your care plan and have real time access to your medical record, ensuring continuity of care after discharge.

Medical Surgical Unit

The Medical Surgical Unit is on the second floor and is comprised of 73 beds. Patients are cared for by a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals including; nurses, technologists, dieticians, pharmacists, physical & respiratory therapists. The Medical Surgical unit provides care for adult and geriatric medical/surgical patients who are acutely ill or injured and in varying stages of recuperation from diagnostic, therapeutic or surgical interventions.

Intensive Care Unit

Intensivists, physicians specializing in Critical Care Medicine, oversee the care of patients in our 10 bed Intensive Care Unit. A multi-disciplinary team of advanced healthcare professionals including; nurses, technologists, dieticians, pharmacists and physical, respiratory & speech therapists collaborate on the care plan of our most seriously ill patients.

Visitation

As a close friend or family member, you have an important role in the care of our patients. Your support, caring reassurance, and advocacy for the patient is essential for their well-being. You are a valued member of the care team and we're glad you're here.

While caring for the patient is our first obligation, we know the patient is not the only person affected by the situation. We recognize the hospital may be unfamiliar and even intimidating to many friends and family members. Our staff will make every effort to ease this stressful time by being sensitive to the needs and concerns of family and friends.

Please review our Visitor's Guide to plan your time on our campus.

How Can You Help?

As the patient's advocate, your role frequently involves making informed decisions about the patient's care and keeping other family and friends updated on the patient's progress. The following tips from our staff will help you fulfill your role as the patient's advocate and help us provide the best care possible.

1) Select one family member to be the family spokesperson or advocate
This will be the person who communicates with other concerned individuals. Our staff wants to answer your questions, but must also provide optimal care for the patient. Ask your family members to call the designated person for updates.

2) Don't be afraid to ask questions
Our staff is committed to provide you with updated information on the patient's condition. If you are unfamiliar with any terms or have any questions about treatment plans, equipment or medication, please ask. Understanding the treatment plan will often help relieve stress and anxiety. We want you to be informed.

3) Share as much information about the patient as you can, especially if the patient cannot communicate
It is important for you to provide our medical team with honest information about the patient's psychological, physical, and social status as well as the patient's wishes if he/she is unable to communicate. Be assured that any information shared in the hospital is strictly confidential.

4) Make sure the staff can get in touch with you when you leave the hospital
Whether it's a telephone in a home, hotel or cellular phone please be sure the hospital staff can reach you in an emergency or for a critical decision. Rest assured, we will call you if needed.

Additional Information for the ICU

What should you bring from home?
We will provide everything necessary to care for the patient. Flowers and plants are not permitted in the ICU patient rooms. These items will harbor germs that may be detrimental to the patient's recovery. Electric razors, cosmetics, and other personal grooming items may be permitted but must be inspected by hospital personnel prior to use.

When is the best time to see the doctor?
Our Intensivists make patient rounds each weekday morning, usually between 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., with a multi-disciplinary team. Our Hospitalist round each morning and throughout the day and early evening. The Hospitalists have a workstation on the Medical Surgical Floor and can be reached by family members by talking with the patient's nurse. Prepare for your meeting with the doctor by making a list of questions or concerns. Keep a pen and pad for taking notes.

Take care of yourself!
No one is ever prepared to take on the difficult, demanding, and stressful role associated with having a loved one in the hospital. While devoting your energies to improving the patient's condition, do not neglect your own physical or emotional health. If you need support or assistance at any time, please consult the nursing staff or reach out directly to one of our Case Managers, (559) 675-5555, Extension 5855.

Recognize Your Nurse

Our team of Registered Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistance strive to exceed your expectations of a hospital experience. The DAISY Award recognizes exceptional nurses at Madera Community Hospital.