Family Acute Care Unit Provides Family-Friendly Care
Our family-oriented, inpatient, Family Acute Care Unit has 25 private rooms, where services range from pediatrics to geriatrics. A team of professional Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants provide 24/7 nursing care.
Our staff is trained to meet the various needs of all age groups and continues to stay up to date on the latest methods in healthcare. Our goal is to exceed our patients’ expectations by carrying out our mission of providing quality and compassionate health services.
What Are Some of the Ways You Keep a Family-Friendly Atmosphere?
We encourage your family and friends to visit. We understand that a healthy social network is vital to your well-being. However, only two visitors at a time are allowed in your room. Visitors who have a contagious illness, such as a cold or fever, must refrain from visiting until symptoms have subsided. This is important to protect our patients. Sleeper chairs are provided to accommodate one family member to stay over with a child or seriously ill patient.
What Are Visiting Hours at the Family Acute Care Unit?
General visiting hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
What Is the Purpose of Observation Services?
Your physician may want you to receive further testing before determining whether you need to be admitted as a patient. We provide our patients with an outpatient observation status during this time of testing. Typically, you will not need to stay beyond 24 hours for this observation status unless your physician feels that more testing is warranted.
Some patients improve and are released while others may be admitted as an inpatient. Observation patients are cared for in private rooms by our nursing team of professional Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants.
What if I Need a Higher Level of Care?
When appropriate, OSF Saint Clare Medical Center will transfer you to a hospital that offers specialized care. We have agreements in place with large regional medical centers and work with them to make sure you always have the appropriate level of care.
How Can I Learn More About the Family Acute Care and Observation Services?
For more information about OSF Saint Clare Inpatient Services, please call (815) 876-2290.