Your care team is here to make your experience at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital the best it can possible be. The knowledgeable staff on this team includes:
Your attending physician (who is not an employee or agent of the hospital) directs all of your care while you are in the hospital and can provide answers to questions about your treatment plan. He or she orders all examinations, tests, medications and procedures. He or she may call upon the specialized expertise of other members of the medical staff to assure you the finest care possible.
Your registered nurse (RN) directs your nursing care 24 hours a day. Nurses communicate your needs to your doctor or other members of the health care team and are a good source of information about your condition or care plan. Skilled nurse clinicians and clinical nurse specialists may be available to provide consultation to patients, families and other nurses when needs are especially complex.
In some situations, a case manager may act as a liaison between you, your family and members of your
health care team. This individual, who has advanced clinical knowledge, is involved throughout the health care system to coordinate your plan of care.
Our registered dietitians ensure that your special dietary needs are met during your hospital stay. Nutritional counseling is also available.
The pharmacy department is staffed by registered pharmacists 24 hours a day to dispense medications for patients in all areas of the hospital. Pharmacists review patient medication regiments, dispense and monitor the effects of the medications.
Our radiology department offers state-of-the-art technology to perform a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. These tests provide your doctor with a complete assessment of your condition so that appropriate treatment can begin immediately.
Physical, occupational and speech therapists personally coordinate individualized rehabilitation programs at the request of a patient's doctor.
At the request of your physician, respiratory therapists administer oxygen, treatments and diagnostic tests related to pulmonary function. They also teach breathing exercises to patients with respiratory disorders.
Each patient's road to recovery is unique. The goal of the social services department is to assure that the transition from the hospital setting is as smooth as possible. Social workers are available to discuss which discharge options are best for you and to assist you, if needed, with placement in a rehabilitation facility, extended care facility or community service program. They can also help to answer questions about Advance Directives, such as Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. To talk to a social worker, please ask your nurse to arrange for a visit.