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NURSING

Visiting Hours: 9 am – 8 pm 

Director of Nursing

Dan Irby, RN, DON
Phone: 785-421-2121

Graham County Hospital nurses are committed to providing high quality, efficient healthcare while assisting patients to meet their physical and psychological needs.

The nursing staff works with the medical staff to provide high quality, cost effective care using the latest in computerized documentation; desktop and wireless units, COWS. The staff also works with the coordination with Infection Control, Risk Management and Patient Safety to provide a safe patient environment.

Graham County Hospital nursing staff consists of Registered Nurses and Certified Nurse Aides. Registered nurses are Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified as well as Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified. Nursing Aides are CPR certified and maintain that certificate while employed at GCH. The nursing staff is competent to recognize changes in a patients’ condition and perform thorough assessments, then work with the physician to lead the care team, to provide best patient care possible. Our patient – staff ratios are low allowing us to build relationships with our patients.

Graham County Hospital has a 25 bed occupancy that provides quality care for the acute or chronically ill patient. Care is provided for everyone from children through geriatrics. Care provided may be as an outpatient treatment, 24-hour observation status, in patient or in swing-bed.

Swing Bed Program

When a hospital stay becomes extended, patients may reach a point where they no longer need acute hospital care but are unable to physically take care of themselves at home. Swing Bed care is an option that does not require relocation after being hospitalized, or separation from support in the community.

The nurses and Rehabilitation Services work with the doctors and nurse practitioner to determine the best treatment plan for each patient, based on the patient’s needs.

Patient health situations that may require a Swing bed option are:

  • Daily physical or occupational therapy
  • Wounds that require special care
  • IV antibiotic or nutritional therapy
  • Major surgery or joint replacement
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