The emergency room is open 24 hours a day and staffed by registered nurses specially trained in emergency care. A physician is always on call or available on site to provide care and treatment.
Our operating suite accommodates a full range of general and specialty surgical procedures. Surgery services provided on-site in Melrose include: general, orthopedics, podiatry, urology, OB/GYN and ophthalmology.
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CentraCare Heath System - Melrose is proud to operate CentraCare Radiation Oncology at Douglas County Hospital. This unit in Alexandria conveniently serves patients from Fergus Falls, Benson, Willmar, Melrose and all places in between.
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Our intensive care unit is available to provide continual observation and monitoring for patients in critical condition. Cardiac monitoring also is available. The unit is located adjacent to the nursing station to provide staff with immediate access to the unit. Local physicians coordinate care in the ICU with consultation from specialists as needed.
Two new birthing suites provide a lovely environment to deliver your baby in complete privacy and safety. Hospital nurses are trained to assist mothers (and fathers) through the labor and delivery process. After delivery, mom and baby can relax in the suite for the rest of their stay.
Physical therapy is provided by a rehab team made up of a physical therapist, a physical therapy assistant and an aide. The team works closely with patients and their physicians to develop and implement a rehabilitation program to help restore full function. Physical therapy includes back and limb strengthening programs and it addresses neck problems, pain problems and the use of prostheses and appliances.
Occupational therapy is provided by a full-time occupational therapist whose focus is to help patients regain full function of the affected body parts as well as to teach skills needed to function on a daily basis. Hand therapy, use of adaptive devices and relearning of basic living skills such as dressing, grooming and cooking often are part of an occupational therapy program.
Cardiac rehabilitation teaches patients how to change their lifestyle to prevent reoccurrence of heart problems. The two major components of rehab are exercising the heart while wearing a heart monitor and learning good nutrition habits.
A full range of radiology procedures are performed on site by skilled technologists under the direction of a radiologist. To enhance our radiology services, we recently obtained an ultrasound unit to provide this technology to our patients locally. In addition, the services of a mobile MRI unit are available to our patients on a weekly basis. The hospital radiology department serves patients of both the hospital and CentraCare Clinic - Melrose.
The hospital provides a full spectrum of lab analysis services, including blood banking for the hospital and clinic.
Nuclear Medicine and Cardiac Stress Testing
These services, which help evaluate the heart function and determine if further intervention and treatment are needed, are provided through the Central Minnesota Heart Center Cardiology outreach program at Melrose.
Chemotherapy and Oncology Services
Our chemotherapy services are coordinated and administered by a registered nurse who works closely with the patient’s oncologist and primary physician. Oncology is an outreach program of CentraCare Heath System - Melrose provided by physicians from St. Cloud Hospital.
We have many visiting physician specialists who come to Melrose Hospital on a scheduled basis to provide outreach services. View a schedule of upcoming visits by specialists
A registered dietitian provides nutrition counseling services for weight change programs, diabetic diets, low cholesterol diets and others as requested by the physician.
Inpatient Hospice Services
Melrose Hospital and St. Cloud Hospital have partnered to provide hospice services to patients in the hospital setting who meet the qualifications for hospice guidelines:
- Less than six months life expectancy with a sudden deterioration requiring intensive nursing intervention.
- Accepting of comfort care versus curative care.
- Physician orders hospice services.
- Patient has Medicare Part A, Medicaid and insurance or other payer source.
Home Care Services
Residents in the Melrose area have access to home health care services through St. Cloud Hospital's Home Care program. Home care services include skilled nursing, IV therapy, medical social service, physical and occupational therapy. Specialized hospice care is also available to meet the needs of those in the final stages of life.
A licensed social worker is on staff to assist patients with discharge planning, Medicare and medical assistance programs, and the coordination of services both in our facility and in the community. The social worker also assists patients and families with advanced directives and care planning.
Safe Place for Newborns
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Domestic Violence Prevention
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