Critical Care

Critical Care

We provide Critical Care services for patients who are recovering from disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic medical conditions.

Critical Care Services

Advanced Care Hospital of Southern New Mexico is the only free-standing, long-term acute care hospital serving patients throughout Montana, Wyoming, and western South Dakota.

Advanced Care Hospital of Southern New Mexico features all private rooms, including an 8-bed high-observation unit. All rooms are monitored and include state-of-the art specialty beds, cardiac monitoring equipment, and any specialty equipment needed, including ventilators. The hospital also includes well-equipped therapy areas such as a 4,000-square foot therapy gym with private treatment rooms.

We also treat individuals with:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Burns
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Decubitus/Pressure Ulcers
  • Degenerative Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Drug-Resistant Infections (MRSA, VRE)
  • Emphysema
  • Endocarditis
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Neurological Diseases or Injuries
  • Pneumonia
  • Post Operative Wounds

If you have a question about whether we provide treatment for a condition or diagnosis not listed, please email or call us at 406.373.8000.

How We Provide Care

Our medical professionals work as a team to provide more intensive services to our patients than what is normally provided in an acute hospital setting. Our critical care team consists of physicians, nurses, therapists, specialists, pharmacists and other highly trained medical professionals. It is led by our full-time medical director.

We tailor our medical services to the complex needs of our patients, creating a personalized plan of care that is guided by the patient’s attending physician and coordinated with consulting specialists when necessary.

Our patients receive 24-hour nursing and respiratory care services with daily physician management.

Other services we provide include:

  • Speech, memory and cognitive therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pain management
  • Dysphagia management
  • Ventilator weaning
  • Wound Care

Why Critical Care?

Most people who need inpatient hospital services are admitted to an “acute care” hospital for a relatively short amount of time. But patients with medically complex conditions may be referred to a critical care hospital — which is also certified as an acute hospital — for continued care beyond their original hospital stay.

This type of patient is transferred from an acute hospital’s intensive or critical care unit to a critical care hospital like Advanced Care Hospital of Southern New Mexico to receive additional critical care services. Critical care hospitals specialize in treating patients who may have more than one serious condition, but who may improve with time and care and return home.

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