The Medical Staff
The physician who admits you is responsible for directing your care while you are in the hospital. Your physician, as the coordinator for your treatment program, should be consulted if you have questions about your illness.
The Nursing Staff
Twenty-four hour nursing care is provided by a team of professional registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nurse assistants. A clinical director is responsible for directing and coordinating nursing care on each unit. Please feel free to contact your nurse or the clinical director if you have questions or concerns.
Liberty Hospital believes that total patient care includes attention to the spiritual, as well as the physical and the emotional needs of each patient. A full-time chaplain is available to patients. Your priest, minister or rabbi is always welcome to visit you while you are here.
The hospital maintains a staff of full-time registered dietitians to help meet your dietary needs during your stay. If you have questions about your meals or diet, call extension 6161.
Social workers are assigned to each patient care area and are trained to help patients and family members deal with financial, social and emotional problems that relate to illness or hospitalization. Members of the department work with patients and families to help them deal with long-term illnesses and rehabilitation, and are involved in discharge planning.
Your room is cleaned daily by a member of the housekeeping staff. If there is a housekeeping problem in your room, tell your nurse and it will be taken care of as soon as possible.
Volunteers contribute many hours of service and financial assistance to the hospital. They supplement the services of the hospital staff in many ways and can be identified by their name tags and red or pink smocks.
While you are a patient, your physician may order additional services for you from the hospitalís ancillary departments. These orders may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, lab work, diagnostic imaging tests, and medications from our pharmacy, cardiopulmonary services or neurodiagnostic tests. Depending on the test and your physical ability, these services may be performed in your room or within these hospital departments.