nursing department is the "hub" around which the facility
wheel turns. Being a major employer within the county,
the nursing department alone employs Clinically Evaluated
Nurses Aides (CNA's), Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered
Iron County Medical Care Facility is the only facility
in Iron County licensed by the State as a Skilled Care
Nursing Home with concurrent intermediate care. They
are also qualified to accept residents admitted under
VA contract. The degree of dependency, debility,
and nursing needs of the County Medical Care Facility
residents are significantly higher as a class than similar
groupings in nursing homes.
care is a commitment and a constant goal at the facility.
Total nursing needs are provided to the resident in
order to maintain a quality service that will fulfill
their objectives and high standards. The passing
of medications, necessary treatments, monitoring, charting
and documentation of information for compliance with
State and Federal Nursing Home Rules and Regulations
is provided by the professional staff (Registered nurses
and Licensed Practical Nurses) CNAs provide total
cares as required on a daily basis to assure optimal
physical and psychological well-being. It is more
than providing physical cares. It is a commitment to
take care of the total resident from within as well.
CNAs work closely with Physical Therapy and Occupational
Therapy to increase mobility and independence.
CNAs working at the facility transport residents to
the various medical and dental appointments around the
area. The facility owns two wheelchair lift equipped
Services are offered as well as visiting Mental health,
Speech and Hearing professionals.
and in-servicing is a priority. There is an education
room for regular in-servicing for all departments and
we are proud participants in "Silverchair Learning
Systems" where current, job-appropriate training
is provided and required on an on-going basis via computer
the needs may be, the goal of the Nursing Department
is to work with other departments to assure that the
resident is given every opportunity to function at full
potential. Our Director of Nursing, Kim Mastie, R.N.,
can be reached Monday through Friday at 906-874-1121.