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  • Other Services

    Kindred Hospital uses an interdisciplinary team approach to care that helps our patients return to the highest quality of life possible. In addition to our core services, we offer:

    Advanced Nutrition

    When illness or surgery adversely affects a patient’s stomach or digestive system, we administer medication and nutrition through a PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) or a PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) until the patient recovers.

    Brain Injury

    Brain injuries can be as sudden as they are devastating. Our interdisciplinary approach to caring for patients with brain injuries includes all aspects of rehabilitation and recovery. We can provide the medical care  and rehabilitation needed to progress to a more intensive level of therapy.

    Diagnostic Imaging

    Skilled and certified technicians operate our imaging equipment, and we make every effort to perform the testing in as prompt and as convenient a manner as possible.

    Direct Admission

    For your convenience, our hospital accepts direct admissions from an Emergency Room, physician office, Skilled Nursing Center, or home. We have a clinical liaison that will provide an on-site assessment to help facilitate admission to our facility.

    Endoscopy

    An endoscope is a flexible, lighted tube that, when inserted into the digestive system, transmits images of the inside of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, allowing the physician to carefully examine the lining of these organs. Our endoscopy team works to make you as comfortable as possible before, during and after the procedure.

    Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    The goal of the pulmonary rehabilitation team is to determine your capacity for respiratory recovery and to help you reach your highest level of function. Our rehabilitation regimen includes testing, education, breathing retraining and nutritional counseling. Our program is guided by a pulmonologist who directs the team of nurses, respiratory therapists and physical therapists daily with the plan of care.

    Ventilator Weaning

    Gaining the strength necessary to be weaned from prolonged mechanical ventilation may require rehabilitation, continued medical treatment and weaning that occurs together. During this process, an interdisciplinary team works with the patient addressing deficits in motor function, cognition, nutrition and communication.

    Physicians

    Your physician is responsible for the course of your clinical treatment. Your physician will make the necessary arrangements for laboratory work, X-rays, medications, special diets, and any other treatment or service. The hospital maintains a comprehensive medical staff with primary care and multi-specialty consulting physicians available for patient services. The medical staff includes specialists in: cardiology, critical care, ENT, gastroenterology, general surgery, infectious disease, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, physiatry, plastic surgery, psychology and pulmonary medicine. The medical staff is supported by a House Physician Program, which provides in-house physicians who respond to immediate patient needs when the primary physicians are not in the facility. The current medical staff consists of physicians serving the Indiana University School of Medicine, Methodist Hospital of Indiana and the St. Vincent Hospitals Health Care Center.

    Nursing

    Nursing services are provided around the clock to meet each patient’s unique needs. Through the Department of Nursing, care plans are created in conjunction with physicians, therapists and specialists in other disciplines.

    Respiratory Therapists

    Under the direction of a pulmonologist, a team of respiratory therapists evaluates, treats and manages patients with cardiopulmonary problems. These services include ventilator management and weaning, tracheotomy management, endotracheal tube management and airway decannulation. They also provide care for conditions such as COPD, emphysema, pneumonia and lung disease. We have respiratory therapists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Radiology

    Using advanced equipment, the radiology staff performs a variety of X-rays and diagnostic services that play an important role in diagnosing many illnesses.

    Surgical Services

    Surgical services are available for patients around the clock. If necessary, for some specialty procedures, patients may be transferred to another facility.

    Laboratory

    Operating under the direction of a physician, the laboratory is responsible for conducting any tests that are ordered. Our advanced equipment performs tests accurately and quickly, with results available on the same day whenever possible.

    Pharmacy

    An integral part of the patient care team is our staff of licensed pharmacists. They prepare medications and provide special dietary supplements necessary for proper nutrition. We have a pharmacy in house so we can provide on-site medication management.

    Food Services and Nutrition Support

    The goal of our dietitian is to strive to meet your nutritional needs and prepare diets as ordered by your physician. The dietitian also performs periodic nutritional assessments and monitors your nutrition plan. Please make the dietitian aware of your food preferences and any food allergies you may have.

    Physical Therapy

    Our physical therapists are an integral part of your rehabilitation process. Under the direction of your physician, they evaluate, treat and provide rehabilitation for muscular, skeletal, neurological and circulatory diseases.

    Occupational Therapy

    The work of the occupational therapist helps promote independence in daily living skills such as feeding, bathing, dressing and grooming. The goal we strive toward is to increase your strength, endurance and coordination.

    Speech Therapy

    When required, a licensed speech and language pathologist provides therapy to improve your speaking and swallowing skills as much as possible.

    Social Services

    A wide range of social services – including counseling, discharge planning, referrals to community agencies and securing medical equipment for home use – is provided. Family members are also invited to take part in counseling.

    Chaplain Services

    There are chaplains on standby to assist you and your family with any needs or concerns. Your minister is also welcome to visit at any time.

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