The Nursing Department is staffed 24 hours per day, seven days a week. There is always a Registered Nurse on duty with the help of at least one Licensed Practical Nurse. Care is provided in a caring and understanding manner to all patients. This allows you, the patient, to be cared for as a whole person, not just a case or number.
Acute Care is Care administered to a patient with an acute trauma-e.g., burns, trauma, cardiac arrest, surgery, or other condition in which may be administered in ambulances, ERs, CCUs, and elsewhere. Acute care is usually given in a hospital by specialized personnel using complex and sophisticated technical equipment and materials, and it may involve intensive or emergency care. This pattern of care is often necessary for only a short time.
Ness County Hospital's observation services are designed to provide high-quality, personalized care for patients who require evaluation and treatment for up to 24 hours. Some conditions that may require observation include chest pain, abdominal pain, kidney stones, and minor infections. Our staff closely monitors the conditions of our patients and provides treatment which may include intravenous fluids, pain medication and/or antibiotics.