Almater Hospital Healthcare Team
At Almater Hospital, our mission is to provide you with an unparalleled level of care that centers on your health and well being. In order to ensure that the care you receive is of the highest caliber, we involve a full complement of our highly-trained healthcare professionals in every aspect of your stay. You can feel confident that you are receiving the most attentive and knowledgeable healthcare when you visit Almater Hospital.
After completing the Admissions Process, the nursing staff will assign each patient a room.
- You are are given a surgical gown to wear
- Personal belongings are tagged and placed in a bag
- Valuables are placed in safekeeping
- An arm-band with your name and medical record number is placed on your wrist
- Depending on the doctor’s instructions, your care will begin immediately
As a patient at Almater Hospital, there may be several doctors involved in your care. In addition to your attending doctor, who is often your personal doctor or the doctor who admitted you to the hospital, you may be seen by other medical and surgical specialists to ensure a complete approach to your care is taken at all times.
Our nurses work very closely with our doctors and other members of our healthcare team and take an active role in the care of our patients. A registered nurse, who is designated as your primary nurse, plans and coordinates your complete nursing care and assigns tasks as appropriate to other members of the nursing team.
The members of our Care Team are here to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during your stay. A member of your designated care team will check in with your regularly to make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need. The care team member is available to answer any questions you or your family members may have and will inquire about your pain level and ask if you need to use the bathroom.
Managing pain is vital to helping you heal faster. The better your pain is managed, the easier it will be for you to participate in healing activities, such as walking, deep breathing and physical therapy. It is very important that you always let your healthcare team and primary nurse know if you are experiencing pain. Your pain management team will ask you to describe your pain and pain level on a scale of “0 to 10” or by selecting a “face” that best represents your pain level. Keeping your healthcare team apprised of your pain level will help them determine if changes should be made to your treatment or medication.
Our Patient Services Coordinators are responsible for helping you and your family manage your stay at the hospital and plan for your return home. Your Patient Services Coordinator can address any emotional issues that come with being in a hospital, provide patient and family counseling, coordinate discharge planning and offer information about support groups.Back to Patient Guide