The Emergency Department at ACMH is open and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with physicians and nurses experienced in providing high quality emergency care to residents of Adair County and the surrounding area. Emergency department care ranges from walk-in urgent care to multi-system trauma to cardiac care and stabilization. Local physicians/providers, contracted emergency physicians, and nurses are certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS), and use state-of-the-art equipment to provide care. Providers are also certified in advanced trauma life support (ATLS) and nurses in trauma nursing core course (TNCC). ACMH has the distinction of being a Level IV "Community Trauma Care Facility." This means our hospital has an organized trauma team in place, ready to respond 24/7 for the care and stabilization of time critical injuries along with the coordination of air or ground transportation to a regional facility for continued medical care if needed.
ACMH provides outpatient observation services to a large variety of patients. Conditions requiring close observation and/or short term monitoring, less than 48 hours, may include continuous heart monitoring (telemetry) for patients with chest pain, certain arrhythmias or congestive heart failure. Occasionally patients with asthma, closed head injuries, blunt abdominal trauma or post surgical problems such as persistent nausea or pain may be placed in observation status.
Medical-surgical care at ACMH includes adults and children who are hospitalized for acute medical conditions or scheduled for same day diagnostic or surgical procedures. Our nursing team works closely with providers and all departments to provide high quality, compassionate care to each and every patient. Our staff is also available to provide information and support to patients' family members.
Skilled care at ACMH is for patients who require interim care after a major surgery or need additional short term care while recovering from an injury or illness. It is designed for patients that no longer require acute hospitalization, but are not yet physically able to go home. Patients who have suffered hip fractures, had joint replacements or had a CVA/stroke or who require major wound care, antibiotic/medication therapies or physical, speech and occupational therapy are cared for in our skilled care area.
At ACMH patients who quality for acute hospice may be admitted for control of acute symptoms including pain management and comfort care. Hospice nurses, hospital staff and the patient's provider manage care with the patient's and family's input. Compassionate end-of-life care is provided by knowledgeable, caring and experienced staff.
ACMH provides a wide array of outpatient therapies and treatments including IV antibiotic therapy, IV hydration, IV-IM-SQ medication administration for many medical conditions such as osteoporosis, certain blood dyscrasias and anemias, chemotherapy, blood product transfusions, dressing changes, wound care, catheter changes etc. These services are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.