Hospital Services

Inpatient Care

When medical services are performed for a patient who has been admitted for a minimum of 24 hours, it is generally considered inpatient care. Primarily, inpatient services cover any general acute care medical need including:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, injuries and some chronic conditions or diseases
  • Surgical procedures that require post-surgery, medically supervised care of at least 24 hours
  • Management of childbirth
  • Housing during these treatments and procedures

When an emergency dictates and when, in the physician's opinion, a minimum of 24 hours of medical care is warranted, inpatient care can be authorized by an admitting physician or by an on-call physician who is affiliated with the hospital.

Updated on: 8/27/2020