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:

Cardiopulmonary Department

We provide around-the-clock care by licensed respiratory care practitioners who specialize in keeping you breathing healthier! Inpatient and outpatient services, which include breathing treatments, long and short-term ventilator care, oxygen therapy, Spirometry, Pulmonary Function studies and more are also available. 

The care and treatments we provide, but are not limited to, are:

  • Oxygen therapy and monitoring 
  • Airway medication therapy 
  • Pulmonary expansion therapy 
  • Artificial airway management 
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation 
  • Ventilator management and monitoring 
  • Patient Education and self care 
  • Chest Physiotherapy/Bronchial Hygiene 
  • Sputum induction, aspiration 
  • BIPAP/CPAP therapy 
  • Smoking Cessation Education 

If diagnostic tests are ordered by your care team, the Cardiopulmonary Department can provide:

  • Electrocardiogram 
  • Arterial Blood Gas/Venous Blood Gas 
  • Simple Spirometery/pre-post pulmonary function 
  • Holter Monitoring 
  • Treadmill Stress Testing 
  • Echo and Stress Echocardiogram 

We use the latest technology and ultra modern equipment for testing, diagnosing, and treating cardiopulmonary, neuromuscular, and respiratory disorders. Our staff is trained to care, educate, and provide up-to-the-minute resources to you and your loved ones.

Neurology Department

Our neurologists provide different types of tests such as EEGs, EMGs and NCVs.

Food Services and Nutrition Support

Nutrition is an important part of your recovery, which is why our dietitians work with your entire care team to create your custom meal plan. Your food preferences and allergies are important—and our dietitians create plans that make the most sense for you.

Additionally, our dietitians perform assessments and monitor your nutrition plan, as ordered by your clinical team.

Laboratory

Our hospitals feature onsite laboratories, allowing us to work directly with your clinical team to conduct all required tests. To perform tests as accurately and quickly as possible, we offer advanced technologies and equipment.

The laboratory staff is committed to the principles of customer service, total quality management and performance improvement. The laboratory's goal is to provide highest quality care to all. 

The clinical laboratory is licensed by California State Department of Health Services, accredited by the Joint Commission and is certified under the Department of Health Services for CLIA. The Blood Bank is FDA certified. The laboratory participates in proficiency testing through the College of American Pathologists and the American Proficiency Institute. 

Organization and implementation of procedures comply with laws and regulations relating to clinical laboratories in the California Business and Professions Code and California Administrative Code, Guideline for Laboratory Management issued by the State of California Department of Health, Laboratory Field Services and Title 22. 

Available Services

Full service laboratory with state licensed staff. No appointment needed. 

Pharmacy

Pharmacy hours are 8 a.m. to 10p.m. Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

Our Commitment

To provide high quality, cost effective, innovative pharmaceutical care to the people we serve in a spiritual and safe environment of caring, compassion, teamwork and personal commitment. 

The Kindred Hospital South Bay pharmacy services goal in providing world-class pharmaceutical care stems from three main principles: 

  • Absolute Commitment to Quality and Safety 
    Ensure the safety of our patients and staff by continuously improving the quality of care and the medication management process. A comprehensive medication safety plan and quality measures are part of our daily focus. 
  • Clinical Scope 
    We provide a wide range of innovative clinical practices and educational programs that serve to have a positive impact on patient outcomes and economic resources. Clinical studies continue to demonstrate improvements in patient outcomes and cost reduction as a result of expanding clinical pharmacy services. 
  • Operational Excellence 
    Ensuring that the right medication is delivered to the right patient at the right time is a critical core competency of our pharmacy services. Continuously improving distribution processes to provide efficient medication delivery is a major focus for achieving operational excellence and cost effectiveness. 

Pharmacy provides a comprehensive array of clinical services to support the medical staff:

  • Vancomycin dosing and  monitoring service  
  • Aminoglycoside dosing and monitoring service  
  • Renal dosing adjustments 
  • IV to PO interchange 
  • Narrow therapeutic agents monitoring 
  • Adverse Drug monitoring
    – Drug Information
    – Medication Safety Program
    – Pharmacy and Therapeutics

Radiology

We provide contract CT, MRI, nuclear medicine and ultrasound services as well as in-house diagnostic procedures.  Our department is equipped with a new CR/PACs system and is staffed with qualified radiologists and Certified Radiologic Technologists. Our “OEC 9800 Plus” C-arm (mobile fluoroscopy) is an excellent source for outpatient pain management cases. 

Our department is open Monday-Friday,  7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Call services are provided to cover after hours, weekends and Holidays. 

Social Services

Case Management/Social Services are provided Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Case Managers and Social Workers act as liaisons between the you, your loved ones and our staff. We can support even the most critical, medically complex conditions.  

The Case Management department facilitates weekly team conferences between you and your loved ones and our interdisciplinary team for updates on your clinical status, plan of care, interventions, goals, weekly progress and discharge planning.  Also, we provide assistance for you and your loved ones with placement, equipment, support services, referral to community agencies, emotional and psychosocial needs.