Pella Regional offers comprehensive medical care in our Medical/Surgical Unit and our Intensive Care Unit. We understand that you would prefer to not be in the hospital, but we will do our very best to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible.
Pella Regional achieved Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2011. Pella Regional was the first hospital in the state of Iowa to earn this designation. This designation, along with the shared governance model which defines best clinical practices for delivery of nursing care, allows our nurses to achieve the highest quality of care and best outcomes for patients during their stay.
We have a highly qualified, talented staff experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses and chronic diseases. As part of the health care team, you will be assigned a case manager who will help you find the resources you need.
We provide you with the best healing environment possible. All patient rooms are private so staff has ample room to work efficiently without disturbing family members. Single rooms are quiet and reduce the possibility of one patient passing an infection.
Patients are provided with patient-on-demand education through the television. This information is used to provide you with all the resources you will need to better understand your health needs. Many of the educational programs are specific to the diagnoses that may affect you. Please take advantage of this service during your stay with us.
Wireless internet services are also available for you and your visitors to use during your stay in the hospital.
The units also feature bedside computers and hallway alcoves to allow nurses and other staff to work on patient charts at or near the bedside. Because they don’t have to return to the nurses’ station for paperwork, they can stay closer to their patients at all times, providing more hands-on care.
We also want to be sure that your visitors are comfortable during your stay with us. Cafeteria hours, our gift shop and more can be found in our Patients & Visitors section.
The Medical/Surgical inpatient hospital floor at Pella Regional serves patients who are hospitalized to receive medicines and treatments or patients who are staying to recover from a surgical procedure.
Our nursing staff has a wide variety of training and experience. Staff regularly participates in educational activities to maintain competence, gain new knowledge and develop advanced skills. Because our nursing staff treats everyone from infants to elderly patients, they are encouraged to be lifelong learners and take classes in current medical procedures and technology.
Nurses work with many other professionals in developing a plan for care to fit each individual patient including doctors, social workers, dietitians, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and physical, occupational and speech therapists. Patients and their families are also highly involved in establishing the plan of care.
Intensive Care Unit
Pella Regional’s 4-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provides highly skilled nursing for critically ill patients. Using advanced patient monitoring technology and sophisticated medical equipment, we provide continuous, comprehensive care for patients with serious conditions.
The nursing staff provides around-the-clock intensive monitoring and treatment of patients seven days a week. Intensive care has been shown to benefit patients who are severely ill and medically unstable—that is, they have a potentially life-threatening disease or disorder. Special monitoring equipment keeps our nurses constantly informed about each critically ill patient’s vital signs and alerts the staff to any changes in a patient’s condition.
To meet each patient’s unique needs, Pella Regional’s staff members follow a multi-disciplinary approach that involves doctors, specially trained nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, physical and respiratory therapists and social services. Our team is dedicated to providing expert care for patients.
Case managers are a valuable resource to patients and their families. A case manager will be assigned to you upon your admission to the hospital and will follow you through your hospitalization. The case manager's role in the inpatient unit is to assist patients and their families with a variety of concerns:
- liaison for health and safety concerns between the patient, family, doctor, nursing staff and other health care providers
- notify and update the patient’s insurance company
- provide information about financial/community resources
- arrange home care services/equipment if needed upon discharge
- provide information and assist in placement if the patient is unable to return home