The Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission. Services Provided at Mountains Community Hospital:

Mountains Community Hospital is committed to treating patients with respect, dignity, and compassion. We treat each patient as a unique individual with special needs and concerns. We offer a wide range of services for our mountain communities.

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Emergency Medicine

mch_pic_rigMountains Community Hospital maintains a 24-hour 7-day a week Emergency Department. We manage all types of major and minor emergencies. We welcome walk-in visits; no appointment is needed.

Those who are too ill to be brought by car may call 911 in order to be transported by paramedics. Ambulance and helicopter services are also available for emergency cases which may need to be transported from Mountains Community Hospital to other hospitals.

Our specially-trained emergency staff and fully-equipped department are ready to provide acute medical care to visitors and residents alike.

The anxiety and uncertainty of having a sudden illness or injury can be multiplied by the need for care in an unfamiliar health care facility. Be assured that Mountains Community Hospital’s emergency care is provided by a team of capable and caring emergency physicians and nurses.

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The Medical/Surgical Department offers a variety of services.  The population  ranges from pediatrics to geriatrics.  We care for children with acute illnesses and adults with various diagnoses including telemetry for appropriate admissions, post op orthopedic surgical care including rehabilitation services for post op orthopedic procedures performed at our hospital or facilities off the Mountain. Rehabilitation is also available for patients that need strengthening from debilitating medical illnesses.

Surgical Services

Mountains Community Hospital has a fully equipped Surgical Suite consisting of two operating rooms. Our Hospital Surgical Services staff works together with the member of the Hospitals’ Medical Staff who perform surgery: Dr. Walker, Orthopedics; Dr. Florea, ENT; Dr. Anderson, Gynecology; and Dr. O’Shea, Podiatry.  Outpatient infusions, in our Outpatient Infusion Suite

MCH provides you with the comfort of having most outpatient infusion services without having to leave the mountain! We can provide your annual infusion, flush your port, insert and assist in maintenance of your peripherally inserted center line catheters (PICC). Give you a boost with one time infusions of blood or fluids as your provider orders or a myriad of other infusion/injection needs that have been ordered by your physician. Even if the orders originate off the mountain we can generally provide the service.

Long Term Care

Skilled Nursing Facility

mch_pic_ecrcMountains Community Hospital provides excellent long term care. Whether you have an injury or an illness and require longer hospital care, you can recuperate in comfort in our Long Term Care Unit. You utilize our physical therapy team or just need additional time to recover under expert medical care.

Mountains Community Hospital also provides excellent Palliative Care and End of Life Care.  The Hospital is not a licensed hospice, but as a Long Term Care Unit we are able to provide care related to serious disease management or end of life disease process as well as managing pain and family grief support. All staff working directly with the end of life care has trained through End of Life Nursing Education Consortium, a program adopted through City of Hope Medical Center.

Radiology

Our Mountains Community Hospital Radiology Department has on-site Diagnostic X-ray, Ultrasound, Digital Mammography, DEXA Scan and CAT scan capabilities.

CT (CAT) Scan
mch_pic_catscanComputed tomography, or CT scan is also know as a CAT (computerized axial tomography) scan. CT scanning allows your physician to see a detailed image of your body or internal organs with a high-resolution 3-D image. The CT scanner is a diagnostic tool that provides a quicker, more accurate diagnosis of many medical conditions that are very difficult to detect with regular X-rays. CT scanning is painless and non-invasive. Most CT scans take 15 to 45 minutes.

DEXA Scan
The DEX Scan is up-to-date equipment to measure bone mineral density (BMD) and could daignose whether you are in danger of having osteoporosis.

Digital Mammography
Our new digital mammography system removes film variability, eliminates processing, minimizes retakes to reduce radiation exposure and provides a wide dynamic range. Digital technology also allows easy transfer of information to multiple locations.

If you’ve never had a mammogram, or you haven’t had one in over a year, you should make an appointment. No physician referral is necessary and most insurance plans are accepted. The procedure is simple, non-invasive and is performed by one of our certified mammography technologists.

Laboratory Services

mch_pic_labThe Clinical and Pathology Laboratories of Mountains Community Hospital serve those who are hospitalized or are referred as an outpatient by their physician.  The clinical lab is staffed 24 hours a day with state-licensed clinical laboratory scientists under the direction of a pathologist, and works with the Medical Staff and other departments in the diagnosis and treatment of patients through technical analysis of specimens. Our full-service clinical laboratory also offers blood bank and pathology services.

The Joint Commission, State of California, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services accredit the Laboratory under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA). The Medical Director is certified in both anatomical and clinical pathology. Technical personnel performing moderate and highly complex testing are licensed by the State of California as clinical laboratory scientists. Personnel drawing blood are certified phlebotomists.

Physical/Occupational Therapy

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We have a general practice clinic providing active, progressive, comprehensive, individualized physical therapy interventions with a personal approach to meet both inpatient and outpatient individual health needs.

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