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 of your treatment program, should be consulted if you have questions about your illness.
The Nursing Staff
A team of professional registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nurse assistants provides 24-hour care. A nurse manager is responsible for directing and coordinating nursing care on each unit. Please feel free to contact your nurse or the nurse manager if you have questions or concerns.
Total patient care includes attention to the spiritual, as well as the physical and emotional, needs of each patient. Members of the volunteer chaplain staff are available to assist you. Your priest, minister or rabbi is always welcome to visit you while you are here and the hospital chaplains would be happy to contact him or her for you at your request.
The hospital maintains a staff of registered dietitians to meet your dietary needs during your stay. If you have questions about your meals or diet, call extension 6220.
Social service workers are assigned to each patient care area and are trained to help patients and family members cope with financial, social and emotional problems that relate to illness or hospitalization. Members of the department work with patients and families to assist with long-term illnesses and rehabilitation and are involved in discharge planning.
A member of the Environmental Services (EVS) staff cleans your room daily. If there is a housekeeping problem in your room, please tell your housekeeper or nurse.
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 uniforms.
During your stay, many other health care professionals, including personnel from the laboratory and radiology departments and physical, occupational, or speech therapists, may visit you. In addition, the Ozarks Healthcare family includes many behind-the-scenes workers, such as accountants, engineers, secretaries, food service workers, and others who contribute greatly toward your well-being.