The Emergency Department at Pointe Coupee General Hospital provides 24 hour, seven day a week Emergency Physician services to meet the medical needs of the community. The experienced caring staff is devoted to delivering the highest level of care and service.
ACUTE CARE SERVICES
Pointe Coupee General Hospital's highly qualified nursing staff delivers care to patients across the lifespan with various illnesses. Highly innovative with the use of computerized documentation, accountability, and knowledge, the staff is dedicated to providing optimal nursing care.
Pointe Coupee General Hospital provides endoscopic screening examinations including colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, and gastroscopy. The surgical department also conducts outpatient surgical procedures including cataract surgery. The surgical team at Pointe Coupee General Hospital believes the personalized concise care provided to the patient promotes a positive surgical experience.
Pointe Coupee General Hospital offers comprehensive skilled nursing services to individuals in need of functional restoration for various diagnoses. With the availability of this service provided close to home, coupled with a compassionate and experienced staff, the patient is able to work positively through the healing process.
The Radiology Department provides 24 hour patient coverage for emergency situations. The Department also provides inpatient and outpatient services including CT Scan, mobile MRI, and Digital Mammography. As an extension of the Radiology Department, the Ultrasound Department offers extensive diagnostic testing. In keeping with ever-changing radiologic technology, the Radiology Department is pleased to have the filmless digital Picture Archival Communication System, a dedicated network to the storage, retrieval, distribution, and presentation of radiological images.
The Laboratory Department provides accurate, quality controlled testing for physicians to utilize in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The laboratory is Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) certified ensuring the highest reliability, accuracy, and timeliness of clinical laboratory data. The PCGH Laboratory is JCAHO Accredited.
The Pharmacy Department at Pointe Coupee General Hospital offers an array of pharmaceuticals available to treat each patient's health concerns. The hospital's Doctor of Pharmacy is readily available for emergency necessities and supplies medications according to the requirements and recommendations of the physician.
The Respiratory Therapy Department at Pointe Coupee General Hospital offers a complete program designed to meet the cardiopulmonary needs of the patient. The department also provides electrocardiogram testing, stress testing, holter/heart monitoring, and pulmonary function testing. A certified asthma educator is available to meet the specific educational needs of the patient dealing with chronic respiratory disorders.
OUTPATIENT IV INFUSION THERAPY
Pointe Coupee General Hospital offers easy access for outpatient infusion therapy. A knowledgeable nursing staff can provide IV central line and peripheral line infusion therapy in a timely and precise manner. Injection therapies are also readily available.
The Physical Therapy Department at Pointe Coupee General Hospital offers the latest updated therapy techniques combined with highly trained therapists and technicians to meet the therapy needs of each patient.
The Occupational Therapy Department at Pointe Coupee General Hospital provides quality rehabilitative therapy for continued or improved mobility and functionality.
The Speech Therapy Department at Pointe Coupee General Hospital develops a comprehensive plan designed to treat the patient's individual communicative disorders. A Speech Therapist is also available to perform selective diagnostic procedures such as Swallow Studies.
CASE MANAGEMENT/SOCIAL SERVICES/DISCHARGE PLANNING
Pointe Coupee General Hospital believes that the patient should be treated in a holistic manner. The provision of social services and proactive case management assists the patient and family in addressing issues pertaining to the treatment plan and insures the psychological and social needs are met as well as the physical needs of the patient.
The Pointe Coupee General Hospital staff believes that empowering the patient and promoting self care can be achieved through an active patient education program. The staff has available a wide range of educational materials and resources for the patient and family.