Acute Care

Acute CareThe Acute Care Unit is a licensed 20-bed unit that provides twenty-four hour skilled nursing care for acute and chronic medical problems. The Special Observation Unit provides cardiac and blood pressure monitors as well as diagnostic studies. General medical and rehabilitation needs are provided in a caring, patient and family-oriented setting.

Staffed with Registered Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, the Acute Care Unit is an excellent choice when nursing care and rehabilitation are required before you can go home. Bringing a person home to their community can aid in their recovery. Being close to family and friends, reduces anxiety and provides support. Care is directed by your Physician and provided by our local medical staff and Member Physicians. As an award winning facility, Boundary Community Hospital specializes in patient-centered care. A Staff Pharmacist is part of the healthcare team, providing on-site medication consultations, treatment and planning.

Diagnostic Imaging

Boundary Community Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging department is 100% digital and fully integrated with Kootenai Health, Sacred Heart Medical Center, Deaconess Medical Center, Bonner General Hospital, Benewah Community Hospital and Shoshone Medical Center through the Northwest Hospital Alliance’s Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) so that our images and reports can be shared and viewed with other facilities and your physician. This makes it easy for the referring physician to keep abreast of their patient’s progress.

Laboratory Services

Our Clinical Medical Laboratory is fully certified with a highly-qualified, certified Medical Laboratory Scientists available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are always available when needed.

Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation Services Department is staffed with therapists who provide Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy. With state-of-art equipment, we offer a full range of modalities. These services are available six days a week for inpatients. Continuity for the patient easily flows from inpatient care, to home care and outpatient care.

Boundary Community Hospital has a highly qualified Speech Therapist who is experienced with Stroke, Head Injury, Autism, Developmental and Neurological disorders from birth to the elderly. Our therapist is able to help with cognitive/memory impairments, speech intelligibility, voice and stuttering disorders.

Inpatient Rehabilitation and Therapy:

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic Exercises for the Cardiac Patient
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Lymphedema Care
  • Wound Care
  • Home Integration

Transferring a Patient

The Medical and Nursing Staff at Boundary Community Hospital are highly skilled and professional. With ease, they handle the transfer of your patient to Boundary Community Hospital. To find out more about transferring a patient to Boundary Community Hospital, call (208) 267-3141 ext. 4220

If within the Northwest Hospital Alliance hospital network, have your care management team contact our team directly to transfer your patient information through our patient portal. Outside the network, please fax the following information to 208-267-0745:

  • Medical Records Face Sheet
  • History & Physical
  • Physician’s orders
  • Medications/Treatments
  • Lab/Radiology Reports
  • Therapy Evaluation
  • Progress Notes
  • Advance Directives, (if any)

Our van is available for transferring the patient to Boundary Community Hospital and to follow up appointments while the patient is hospitalized.

Care Management

Treatment doesn’t end when you are discharged. Boundary Community Hospital has a specialized Care Management team to help manage the transition from in-hospital care to in-home care.

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