The Medical Staff
The physician who admits you is responsible for directing your care while you are in the hospital. He or she, as the coordinator for your treatment program, should be consulted if you have questions about your illness. Your admitting physician may request other physicians to see you on a consultation basis during your stay. You may not realize that some of these physicians are part of your care team, such as the Radiologist or Pathologist. If you have questions regarding any service, please contact Laurie Passetti at (570) 853-3135 ext. 296
The Nursing Staff
24-hour nursing care is provided by a team of professional registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurses aids. There is a nursing supervisor on duty at all times. If you have concerns, please ask to see the nurse in charge of the unit for the time period of your concern, or ask for the Director of Nursing.
Members of clergy from the community visit the hospital regularly. Your priest, minister, or rabbi is always welcome to visit you while you are here.
The hospital maintains a full range of dietary staff--from a registered dietician, to dietary assistants who are here to meet your dietary needs during your stay. If you have questions about your meals or diet, dial extension 254.
Our Social Service Department works in all patient care areas, and is trained to help patients and family members deal with financial, social, and emotional problems that relate to illness or hospitalization. Members of the department work with patients and families to help deal with long-term illnesses, rehabilitation, and are prepared to help with your discharge planning needs. To contact the Social Services Department, dial extension 189.
Patient Billing can answer questions about your hospital bills, and help you with financial issues surrounding your medical needs. Patient Billing can be reached by calling extension 172. The unit is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8:00AM to 4:30PM. Please call with questions and concerns to avoid payment issues.
Your room is cleaned daily by a member of the Housekeeping staff. Repairs and preventive equipment maintenance checks are performed routinely by the Maintenance staff. If you have any questions or concerns as to who this staff is, please ask to see their identification badges while they are in your room, or speak to your nurse regarding your concerns.
Volunteers contribute many hours of service and financial assistance to Barnes-Kasson Hospital. They supplement the services of the hospital staff in many ways. The Barnes-Kasson Hospital Auxiliary mans and maintains the Hospital Gift Shop. The Gift Shop offers small gift items, personal car/toiletry items, soft drinks, and snacks. All proceeds go to equipment and upgrades for the hospital. For more information on volunteering, please contact us!
During your stay, you may be visited by many health care professionals, including personnel from Laboratory, Radiology, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy. In addition, Barnes-Kasson Hospital includes many behind-the-scenes workers, such as Business Office accountants, Medical Records, secretaries, and others who provide services toward your well-being.