Additional Types of Care

We are committed to proving high-quality care and outstanding service. Our goal is to help you return to the highest quality of life possible. In addition to our core services, we offer:

Case Management

Our Case Managers use a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive health needs.

Service may include but is not limited to:

  • Arrange patient/family conferences with patient treatment teams
  • Discharge planning
  • Coordinate referrals to community resources like home health care, medical equipment, hospice, nursing homes and assisted living.
  • Patient advocacy

Nursing

  • 24 Hour Nursing Care
  • The nursing team helps develop a plan of care, working collaboratively with physicians, therapists, the patient, the patient's family and other team members, that focuses on treating illness to improve quality of life.
  • Service may include but is not limited to:
    - Provide doctor-ordered treatments
    - Administer medications
    - Observe and record patient vitals
    - Operating and monitoring medical equipment
    - Observe and record patient symptoms 
    - Cleaning, bathing and helping patients with toilet duties
    - Assist in patient transfers

Nutritional Services

  • Nutritional Management and Support
  • A Registered Dietitian calculates the personal calorie, protein and fluid needs of each patient to provide specific therapeutic needs based on their medical status. Patient/Family Education needs are provided based on the patient’s nutritional needs for a healthy transition of care.
  • Nutritional support may include but is not limited to:
    - Wound care management
    - Enteral and Parenteral support
    - Specific diet education
    - Potential food drug interaction education

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Our ICU at Kindred Hospital Clear Lake offers full bedside patient monitoring systems, including cardiac and respiratory management equipment. Patients in the ICU require intensive monitoring by nurses, therapists and other healthcare providers.

Many of our ICU patients are ventilator dependent or require cardiac monitoring and intravenous medications. These patients generally have multi-system failure or complications from an injury, illness, or surgery. Kindred Hospital Clear Lake is equipped to care for these critically ill patients.

Our ICU has an open floor plan allowing quick and easy access to each patient in our unit. Computer workstations inside and outside of each patient room allow for the staff to remain close to the patients while documenting their care.

We do not have restrictions on visitation hours in our ICU and encourage our patient’s loved ones to visit whenever is most convenient for them.

Patient Relations

Patient Relations provides personalized service to patients and families, they can help you navigate our hospital system and connect you with the appropriate department or person if you have questions or concerns about your stay.

Service may include but is not limited to:

  • Guide patient and families with specific questions in the right direction
  • Coordinates communications about patient concerns or needs to necessary hospital staff
  • Follow up rounds to promote positive outcomes regarding specific patient concerns, complaints or needs
  • Arrange patient activities
  • Obtain patient and patient family feedback regarding their hospital stay experience

Pharmacy

Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians

Kindred Hospital Pharmacists are experts at managing our patient’s medication regimen. A pharmacist reviews every medication order to assure there are no drug-drug or drug-food interactions. They review medications, doses, frequencies and routes of administration. They review blood-levels of certain medications to make sure patients are receiving medications at the optimal dose to promote healing. Each day a Kindred Pharmacy Technician will deliver daily medications to the lock box in the patient room. In certain circumstances, patients may be able to use their own medications, but only with your physician’s approval and after the medication has been verified by a pharmacist. If you have questions about your drug regimen, please notify your care giver that you want to speak with a Pharmacist. The Pharmacist can counsel patients and their family members on medications and provide written drug information.

Physicians

The attending physician oversees the healthcare of each assigned patient, including admission, discharge and transfers as appropriate.

Service may include but is not limited to:

  • Orders related to medically necessary services
  • Coordinate oral and/or written communication, medical plans of care, and treatment between the facility staff, consulting physicians, and other healthcare providers and consultants
  • A house physician will be available 24 hours for emergencies

Radiology- Diagnostic Imaging

The department of Radiology encompasses a variety of medical imaging modalities to ensure our patients receive high quality care and effective diagnoses. The Radiology team works closely with Physicians and care providers in a multi-disciplinary approach so that we can offer the most accurate and effective testing necessary for each patient.

We have a daily focus on quality Imaging, patient care and safety, and timely reporting of test results.

Radiology Services offered:

  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Cat Scan- GE Helical Scanner
  • Fluoroscopic and Gastrointestinal Examinations
  • Ultrasound Services including; Diagnostic, Vascular and Echocardiography
  • Interventional Radiology :
  • Central lines, PICC & Mid lines and Port-a-catheters
  • Dialysis Catheters
  • Gastric and Jejunal tubes
  • Venograms, Cystograms and Fistulograms
  • Thoracentesis, Paracentesis and IVC filters
  • Biopsies
  • Abscess drains
  • Nephrostomy and biliary tubes

"Our staff is always striving to provide compassionate patient care"

Special Procedures

Our In-House Special Procedures Department is staffed with Registered Nurses and Certified Surgical Technicians. Our team of specialists is comprised of Interventional Radiologists, Gastroenterologists, Cardiovascular Surgeons, and Cardiologists, as well as Internal Medicine and Podiatrists. The department is made up of a general procedure room, endoscopy room, and recovery area.

Procedures performed include, but are not limited to:

  • Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)
  • Central Venous Catheter
  • Endoscopy / Colonoscopy
  • Broncoscopy
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Simple Surgical Debridement
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube (PEG)

Dialysis

When kidney failure occurs, dialysis is essential to filter impurities from your blood and maintain the chemical balance you need.  If you or a loved one is experiencing a multi-system failure, our expertise allows us to treat your complex condition. We may offer dialysis in a designated room or at the bedside.

Pain Management

Our clinical team is extensively trained and committed to your pain management and prevention. We continually assess your pain level and respond to your reports. We also provide information and education to help you and your loved ones make decisions about your pain treatment options.  

You may request or reject the use of any or all methods to relieve pain, including non-opiate and opiate medications.