Our modernized Medical/Surgical unit was created with patient care and comfort as a priority. Our rooms are spacious, bright and contribute to the healing environment. Low patient to staff ratios of 3:1 allows our multidisciplinary team to provide high quality, individualized, and compassionate care. Patients, as well as their families, are encouraged to be active participants in the care they receive while in the hospital. Our goal is to get you well so you can return home to your family and friends. At Mason District Hospital we provide care of the highest level of dignity, professionalism, compassion, and kindness.
We offer outpatient infusion services upon appointment for patients who require intravenous antibiotics, intravenous fluids, blood transfusions or the new infusion for COVID positive patients, all which have to be ordered by your physician and medically necessary.
Hospitalists are medical doctors generally board certified in internal medicine or family practice. They specialize in providing care for patients in the inpatient setting. A nurse practitioner or physician assistant may also assist the physician in providing hospitalist care.
Hospitalists work only in the hospital. They are available for inpatients on Med/Surg during the day and are on-call after hours.
Hospitalists care for patients from admission to discharge. Primary care physicians who have evaluated a patient in their office and are recommending admission to the hospital will notify the hospitalist of the admission. If a patient visits the emergency room for evaluation, the ER physician will discuss admission with the hospitalist, and the patient’s primary care physician will be notified.
There is communication between the hospitalist and the primary care physician during the hospital stay and upon discharge, the care of the patient will return to the primary care physician.
Hospitalists are available to meet with families as needed.
Hospitalists are very familiar with local and regional specialists and capabilities of care, services and treatments as well as hospital procedures and processes. This allows them to function efficiently in ordering tests, consulting other specialists, and adjusting treatments which can result in a time efficient hospital stay.
Inpatients who do not have a primary care physician may be cared for by the hospitalist during the hospital stay. Upon discharge, a list of providers accepting new patients will be provided so patients may choose a primary care physician for further follow up.]
Hospitalists facilitate better healthcare for the entire community because primary care physicians are able to spend more uninterrupted time caring for office-based patients when they know their hospitalized patients are under expert supervision.
Swing Bed Program
Swing Bed offers a transition program home for those patients who no longer require hospitalization and who would benefit from additional short term skilled services before returning to independent living. This service is a federally-approved program that allows rural hospitals to use their beds interchangeably for either acute care or post-acute care patient needs.
The Case Management staff will assist families with a discharge plan that has the patient’s best needs at heart. Whether they require assistance after discharge with placement within an extended care facility or our Swing Bed Program, transferred to a higher level care, or home with Home Health, they are here to provide those resources for our patients and their families and help ease that burden. They also provide assistance to the public and our patients with completing Advanced Directives, such as a Living Will or Power of Attorney for Healthcare papers, free of charge.
Contact Information for Case Management Services: 309-543-8594.
Contact information for Outpatient Infusions: 309-543-8590.
Questions about any of the above services please contact 309-543-8597.