(304) 442-5151 · 401 6th Avenue Montgomery, WV 25136
(304) 442-5151 · 401 6th Avenue Montgomery, WV 25136
The Acute Care/Swing Bed unit at Montgomery General Hospital is committed to providing quality health care services to our community. This twenty five bed unit is equipped with telemetry (cardiac monitoring) and provides services to adult patients recovering from medical illness, injury, disease or surgical procedures.
This unit delivers excellent care through an interdisciplinary team approach. We utilize the expertise of Physicians, Mid-level providers, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Pharmacists, Social workers, Respiratory and Physical therapists and all other disciplines throughout the organization. The goal of the Acute Care/Swing Bed staff is to help the patient attain the highest possible level of health. In the plan of care, this unit offers patient education, smoking cessation counseling, dietary counseling, medication counseling, and other information as applicable to obtain/maintain a healthy lifestyle.
In order to ensure continuity of care, the staff of the Acute Care/Swing Bed unit will make arrangements for a patient’s transfer to another facility if a different level of services is required or if healthcare assistance is needed once
leaving our facility.
Left untreated, diabetes can seriously affect a person’s overall health and well-being. Our Diabetes Education Center is dedicated to supporting the health and wellness of our community. We not only treat those that have been diagnosed with diabetes, but also those that wish to prevent it. In our Diabetes Center, our Certified Diabetes Educator, Alice L. Lockman, FNP-BC works both independently and collaboratively with the patient’s primary care physician to educate the patient and assist in the management of their diabetes. Alice provides hands on education and outreach programs, including education on insulin delivery and glucose meters. Diabetes Education and Management is covered by most major insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid.
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The Emergency department at Montgomery General Hospital would like to welcome our local Community. Our qualified emergency physicians and medical staff stand ready to provide the highest quality emergency care when you need it. The Emergency department provides care to the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The staff treats immediate health needs from minor to serious injury, illness or disease. When necessary, critically injured or seriously ill patients are treated and stabilized and then transferred by ambulance or helicopter to a more specialized facility. Many patients are also admitted to the Acute Care Unit for further treatment after receiving initial treatment in the Emergency department.
Our physician team includes:
William Casto, DO
Dilip Ghodasara, MD
Myra Priddy, MD
Janis Williams, DO
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Montgomery General Hospital’s Fitness Center is open and available to its community members free of charge. We encourage our community to visit the Center, located behind our Emergency Department on the ground floor of the facility. Due to safety reasons, community members are asked to utilize the Center during staffed hours, 7:00 am to Noon, Monday through Friday except major holidays. Employees have access to the Fitness Center at all times. The Fitness Center is equipped with treadmills, ellipticals, stair masters, a Smith gym, free weights, recumbent bikes, and more!
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Our Laboratory plays a large role in diagnosis and treatment for our patients. Accurate and timely lab testing is essential to modern healthcare. Reliable lab results enable more accurate diagnosis and more targeted, efficient patient treatment. Our well-equipped laboratory provides a full range of services for inpatients and outpatients. The majority of laboratory tests are performed 24/7 within the facility, with other tests being sent to a reference lab. We are a fully accredited Joint Commission Laboratory. We offer Wellness Days on the second Tuesday of each month and provide lab tests at a reduced cost. A physician’s order is not required and because it is a Wellness Screening, we cannot bill your insurance.
Tests available as part of our Wellness program includes:
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The following Radiology/Imaging services are available at Montgomery General Hospital:
Computerized Tomography (CT)
Open Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Angiogram (MRA)
Bone Mineral Density (DEXA)
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Our Respiratory Therapy Services provide diagnostic and treatment services for patients with chronic and acute heart and lung disorders. The following cardiopulmonary services provided include:
ABG Puncture and Analysis
Airway and Ventilator Management
Cardiac Stress Testing
Oxygen Saturation Studies
Pulmonary Function Testing
Under the auspices of the Respiratory Services Department, the sleep lab offers modernized equipment in performing sleep and titration studies. A Licensed Respiratory Therapist performs these studies, under the direction of an Internal Medicine physician who has certification in sleep study medicine.
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Located on the second floor of the hospital, our Extended Care Unit provides rehabilitation services, skilled nursing and long-term care nursing services. The unit offers a variety of services which meet both the medical and non-medical needs of our residents. Our convenient location allows residents to stay in their community and to continue to interact with family and friends. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, private pay, and some forms of managed care insurances.
Extended Care Unit is staffed by dedicated professionals who work together to create a safe and comfortable environment with a family atmosphere. Our team includes your physician, nurse director, nurses and nursing assistants, a dietician, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy professionals, an activities director, activities assistant, and a social worker.
Activities are tailored for the various abilities of our residents and we encourage families to participate in our wide array of scheduled events. Meals are designed to offer a wide variety of menu choices while meeting dietary needs of individual resident’s.
ECU Contact Info:
Director of Nursing (304) 442-1301
Social Services Director (304) 442-7419
In the Surgery department at MGH, our patients’ safety and comfort are our primary concerns. We provide our patients the highest level of care for their procedures, regardless of whether they need inpatient or outpatient surgery. The department provides a range of services, including general surgery, laparoscopic procedures, and scopes. Operating and recovery rooms contain the high-tech equipment and instrumentation needed to allow our surgeons and anesthesiology team members to provide the best possible care to our patients. Our surgical services team also provides care to patients who require intravenous infusions, wound care, outpatient treatments or procedural education as prescribed by a physician but do not require hospitalization or meet the criteria for home health assistance. Services are delivered by a Registered Nurse with physician availability should the need arise during treatment. A physician order is required for services provided in this department.
The following services are available:
IV Medication Administration
Medication Administration and First Dose
Peripheral, Mid-Line & Central Line Management
Implanted Vascular Access Port Management
Acquisition of Lab Specimens
Suprapubic Catheter Changes
Patient Education and Follow-Up Care
A Swing Bed (or Rehabilitation Bed) is a Medicare program designed to provide additional inpatient care to those needing extra time to heal or strengthen before returning home. These Swing beds are located on the Acute Care Unit.
The term “swing bed” came from the idea that the patient will “swing” or “transition” from inpatient acute care through the program and return home to the same level of independence prior to entering the hospital. Swing beds allow the physician to “swing” the level of care from “acute” to “skilled rehabilitation.”
Often the swing bed is used for patients who have had surgery such as hip surgery, joint replacement or major surgery. Patients who have received this type of treatment at either our hospital or another facility who need to recover from an episode of illness may have this opportunity to transition from acute care into a swing bed before returning to their communities amongst their family and friends.
At Montgomery General Hospital, our top priority for swing beds is to assist patients in recovering their independence and mobility through intensive therapeutic sessions. In collaboration with a physician, our skilled nurses and therapists evaluate each patient’s capacity and develop a program to meet achievable goals.
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