Inpatient Acute (Hospital) Care

What is Acute Care at Beartooth Billings Clinic?

The patient receives active, short-term treatment for a severe injury or episode of illness, an urgent medical condition, or during recovery from surgery. Acute care services at Beartooth boast an excellent nurse-to-patient ratio, creating a favorable setting for recovery and strong caregiver relationships. A range of essential services are made available to acute care patients including radiology/diagnostics, laboratory, frequent provider visits, and more. Any patient who requires transfer to a larger medical center – such as those in Billings – can be easily transferred via ground ambulance or helicopter.

For information on Acute Care, Transitional Swing Bed Care or Post-Acute Care, please call 406.446.2345.

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Transitional Care

Patients often need additional care and time to recuperate after illness, surgery or other health conditions. Beartooth Billings Clinic nursing and rehabilitative teams provide a holistic approach. We focus on increasing the individual’s functional ability to help them return to home. Staying at Beartooth during this important recovery time frame means:

  • Being close to home, family, and friends
  • A full complement of local primary care physicians, mid-level providers and visiting specialists
  • Outstanding nurse-to-patient ratio for highly personalized care
  • Spacious, family-centered private rooms with current technology
  • Rehabilitation – a full range of in-house services, including:
          -Physical Therapy (PT)
          -Occupational Therapy (OT)
          -Speech Therapy (ST)
          -Cardiac Rehab Therapy (CR)
  • Personal touch, which is the keynote of care at Beartooth Billings Clinic
  • A Patient Care Navigator is on staff to help with your discharge planning and needs

The Swing Bed & Post-Acute Care Advantages

Here are some of the health issues and areas of treatment where Swing Bed and Post-Acute Care can be of significant help:

  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Post-Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Care, including Post-Heart Attack and Heart Failure Rehabilitation
  • Post Respiratory Illness Recovery (e.g., Pneumonia, COPD)
  • Post-Hip & Knee Replacement Rehabilitation
  • Complex Wound Care Management
  • Diabetes Management and Education
  • Pain Management and Education
  • Re-stabilization of Chronic Medical Conditions like Renal Failure, Debilitating Arthritis or Other Chronic Orthopedic and Medical Conditions
  • IV Medication Administration