Phone: (406) 444-2272
The Medical Unit is an inpatient unit that provides quality medical and nursing care. The Unit provides acute care to a patient population that is young adult (age 18) to geriatric. The majority of patients are admitted with gastrointestinal disorders, heart and lung conditions ranging from acute episodes to chronic. Other admits are for uncontrolled metabolic disorders, infectious processes, neurological and circulatory impairment, as well as secondary conditions such as kidney disease or diabetes.
The department also provides services for stable outpatients who require nursing–monitored services such as antibiotic therapy and blood transfusions and for stable patients transferred from the Intensive Care Unit requiring further nursing care.
The purpose of the Medical Unit is to provide high quality medical care to patients whose condition is potentially reversible through sound nursing and medical procedures ordered by a physician.
Through a plan of care, patients receive education concerning their medical condition and progress, as well as information about their medications and about pain management.
The Medical Unit is located on the third floor of the patient tower. It consists of thirty six private patient rooms split equally between the east and south wing of the unit.