Type of Hospitals

Large Acute Care General Community Hospitals and Health Centers

When considering your hospital options, you will find that most of the services listed for small community acute care hospitals will be available at the larger facilities. In addition, these larger, typically regional hospitals and health centers may have specialized departments such as women's centers, home health services and hospice services.

They can also provide other specialty services that may include

  • Infectious diseases
  • Pediatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Oncology, including chemotherapy
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiation therapy
  • Neurology and neurological surgery
  • Dental surgery
  • Ophthalmic surgery and other ophthalmological service
  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT) - or otorhinolaryngology - services

You may also find these large facilities staffed and equipped to provide

  • Premature baby care
  • Nephrology and urology services as well as urological surgery
  • Transplant surgery and,
  • Inhalation therapy and respiratory therapy

They may also have

  • Intensive care unit (ICU) and cardiac care unit (CCU)
  • Inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care and substance abuse services
  • Burn and trauma centers and, in some cases,
  • Heliport services