Inpatient Care

Patient experience is important at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. Our team works closely with patients and their loved ones to ensure all of their needs are taken care of and they are made as comfortable as possible. We have 25 acute care beds which are frequently visited by our team of Registered nurses, hospitalists, social workers, nutritionists, therapists, and case managers. This team works collaboratively to create a caring and compassionate environment while helping patients optimize their recovery and prepare for discharge.

Inpatient care refers to services provided for patients that require an overnight stay at the hospital for acute care. Common inpatients include:

  • Patients anticipating or recovering from surgery
  • Patients admitted to the ICU
  • Patients undergoing rehabilitation
  • Patients who have suffered serious injuries and are at risk of further injury outside the hospital

Your Hospitalist Care Team

At Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, we are committed to delivering great care to our patients. For this reason each patient is cared for by a team of experienced medical professionals. Each patient’s care team includes a Hospitalist and many other medical experts to make sure the patient and family needs are met.

Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in complex medical care. Hospitalists care for patients whom are admitted into the Clinical Decision Unit or the hospital. “We are responsible for patients from admitting to discharge and coordinate the care provided between the patient, their primary care provider and supporting departments. We make sure that patients get their scheduled labs, therapy and any other needed services, read the results and prescribe a care plan that is timely. This type of efficient care has proven to result in better outcomes, shorter hospital lengths of stay and a safe transition back into the community,” said Dr. Jennifer Feighner, Hospitalist Director.

The Hospitalist on duty is 100% dedicated to inpatient care. They are responsible for managing and coordinating your care, as well as keeping you and your family informed. This ensures that you receive personalized, timely, and quality care during your hospital stay. When you are discharged from the hospital, the Hospitalist will contact your doctor and provide your medical report. At that time, your doctor will assume responsibility for your care. Thank you for choosing Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital for your care.

Swing Bed Services

Sometimes a patient finishes their acute care, but still requires additional monitoring and therapies before they can safely return home. Swing Bed Services are a transitional stage of care where patients stay at the hospital while they receive short-term rehabilitation or skilled nursing care. This allows patients to continue their recovery in a safe, monitored environment where they can quickly be treated in case a complication occurs. Swing Bed Services save patients from the expense of acute care without having to sacrifice dedicated medical attention while they work towards recovery.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

The ICU is for patients who have a need for a higher acuity of care. The Marcus Daly ICU includes 5 patient rooms where Registered Nurses are on staff 24/7 to address any urgent medical concerns. Our ICU Nurses have been specially trained for emergency situations such as heart failure, diabetic emergencies, strokes, traumatic injuries, and heart attacks.

ICU patients require specialized care to treat life-threatening conditions. Visiting hours in this area are limited so patients can receive the rest they need, but our staff is always available to answer questions for loved ones.

Social Services

While staying at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, a case manager will be assigned to you. They will be responsible for planning your discharge and connecting you with any hospital services you may need, including financial assistance, support groups, and social counselling, as well as any outside resources that can aid in your recovery. Case managers can also help you establish Advance Directives, which provide your medical providers with instructions on how to handle your care in the event you become incapacitated.

Call us at (406) 363-2211 if you would like more information on our inpatient care services, including Swing Bed Services and the ICU.

Meet Our Providers

Primary Office
Hospitalists
1200 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840
Primary Office
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
1200 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840
Primary Office
Bitterroot Physicians Clinic
1200 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840
Primary Office
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
1200 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840
Primary Office
Bitterroot Physicians Clinic
1200 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840
Primary Office
Bitterroot Physicians Clinic
1200 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840
Primary Office
Hospitalists
1200 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840
Primary Office
Bitterroot Physicians Clinic
1200 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840
Primary Office
Ravalli Family Medicine
411 West Main Street
Hamilton, MT 59840
Primary Office
Family Medicine Center of the Bitterroot
330 North 10th Street
Hamilton, MT 59840

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