New London Hospital is committed to excellent patient care, recognizing the special relationship among nurses, providers and their patients.
A hospitalist is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of patients in the acute care setting. New London Hospital began a hospitalist program in August of 2004 with the purpose of improving care for patients admitted to the hospital. When a patient is admitted to the hospital, the hospitalist manages all aspects of the hospitalization, including admission and discharge, ordering tests, lab work and coordination of care with specialists as needed. The hospitalist communicates care plans with the patient, family and the primary care provider. The surgical specialists utilize the hospitalist for consultations on medical issues.
Our Medical/Surgical Unit provides both acute and skilled levels of care. A team of professionals and support staff offer personalized care for the patient and family. Physicians and nurses collaborate daily on treatment and discharge plans working closely toward a speedy recovery. This area is comprised of 21 private rooms.
Special Care Unit (SCU)
The four-bed Special Care Unit is equipped with monitoring systems. The nurses in this area provide care for patients who require close observation.
Skilled/Swing Beds allow patients who need a short period of skilled nursing or rehabilitation services, (after they no longer require acute care) to remain at New London Hospital. Some patients may be transferred to New London Hospital from another facility for the skilled nursing or rehabilitation services.
Office of Care Management
The staff in the Office of Care Management includes RN Care Managers, Social Work, Activities Therapy, and the Chaplain. Collaborating with the health care team, patients, their families and the community, they provide a continuity of care that promotes a smooth transition from the hospital to home or to another facility.
New London Hospital provides a beautiful space for quiet reflection. The room is located near the main entrance to the hospital and is open 24 hours a day. It was made possible by a generous contribution from Bev and David Payne.
The Chaplain at New London Hospital is specially trained in a clinical setting to provide personal support, crisis intervention, spiritual care and guidance, and when requested, connection to area clergy.