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  • Other Services

    Kindred Hospital uses an interdisciplinary team approach to care that helps our patients return to the highest quality of life possible. In addition to our core services, we offer:

    Day Surgery

    Our hospital offers day surgery as a convenient, efficient alternative for patients who require elective surgery. Our Day Surgery Unit is staffed by skilled and compassionate professionals who understand the unique needs of our patients. Their focus is on your comfort and timely recovery.

    Advanced Nutrition

    When illness or surgery adversely affects a patient’s stomach or digestive system, we administer medication and nutrition through a PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) or a PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) until the patient recovers.

    Brain Injury

    Brain injuries can be as sudden as they are devastating. Our interdisciplinary approach to caring for patients with brain injuries includes all aspects of rehabilitation and recovery.

    Diagnostic Imaging

    Skilled and certified technicians operate our imaging equipment, and we make every effort to perform the testing in as prompt and as convenient a manner as possible.

    Direct Admission

    For your convenience, our hospital accepts direct admissions from a Short-term Acute Care Hospital, Extended Care Facility, Skilled Nursing Center, etc.

    Endoscopy

    An endoscope is a flexible, lighted tube that, when inserted into the digestive system, transmits images of the inside of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, allowing the physician to carefully examine the lining of these organs. Our endoscopy team works to make you as comfortable as possible before, during and after the procedure.

    Pulmonary Rehab

    The aim of our pulmonary rehab team is to determine your capacity for respiratory recovery and then help you reach your fullest level of function. Our rehab regimen includes testing, education, breathing retraining and nutritional counseling.

    Physicians

    Your clinical treatment is the chief responsibility of your physician. As a member of the medical staff, your physician makes the necessary arrangements for laboratory services, X-rays, medications, special diets and any other treatment or service.

    The Kindred Hospital Pittsburgh medical staff includes physicians whose specialties include anesthesiology, cardiology, gastroenterology, general surgery, hematology, infectious disease, internal medicine, neurology, nephrology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pathology, physiatry, plastic surgery, podiatry, psychology, psychiatry, pulmonology, and radiology. The medical staff also includes house physicians who are onsite from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. seven days a week.

    Nursing

    Nursing services are provided around the clock to meet each patient’s unique needs. Through the Department of Nursing, care plans are created in conjunction with the patient, physicians, therapists and specialists in other disciplines.

    Respiratory Therapists

    Under the direction of the medical staff, our team of respiratory therapists evaluates, treats and manages patients with cardiopulmonary problems. They also provide preventive care.

    Radiology

    Using advanced equipment, the radiology staff performs a variety of X-rays and diagnostic services that play an important role in diagnosing many illnesses.

    Surgical Services

    Surgical services are available for patients. If necessary, for some specialty procedures, patients may be transferred to another facility.

    Laboratory

    Operating under the direction of a physician, the laboratory is responsible for conducting any tests that are ordered. Our advanced equipment performs tests accurately and quickly, with results available on the same day whenever possible.

    Pharmacy

    An integral part of the patient care team is our staff of licensed pharmacists. They prepare medications and provide special dietary supplements necessary for proper nutrition.

    Food Services and Nutrition Support

    The goal of our dietitian is to strive to meet your nutritional needs and prepare diets as ordered by your physician. The dietitian also performs periodic nutritional assessments and monitors your nutrition plan. Please make the dietitian aware of your food preferences and any food allergies you may have.

    Physical Therapy

    Our physical therapists are an integral part of your rehabilitation process. Under the direction of your physician, they evaluate, treat and provide rehabilitation for muscular, skeletal, neurological and circulatory diseases.

    Occupational Therapy

    The work of the occupational therapist helps promote independence in daily living skills such as feeding, bathing, dressing and grooming. The goal we strive toward is to increase your strength, endurance and coordination.

    Speech Therapy

    When required, a licensed speech and language pathologist provides therapy to improve your speaking and swallowing skills as much as possible.

    Utilization Review/Discharge Planning

    To provide support to you during and after hospitalization, a wide range of social services is offered, including counseling, discharge planning, referrals to community agencies and assistance in securing medical equipment for use at home. Family members can also take part in counseling.

    Chaplain Services

    Ministers from the local area are available to meet with you or your family. You are encouraged to notify your own minister, who is welcome to visit at any time.

    Support Services

    There are many hospital departments that patients have little or no contact with, but which are vital for its operation. These departments include purchasing, housekeeping, maintenance, medical records and the business office.

    Education

    There is a full-time educator available as a resource to staff and patients/families. Every patient has an education plan developed by members of the care team.


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