Called the HEART of the Mission Valley, St. Luke Community Healthcare delivers complete care for all stages of life from birth to extended elderly care.
The Emergency Department at the 25-bed Ronan hospital is staffed with board certified physicians on-site, 24-hours-a-day, 7 days a week, and handles nearly 9,000 ER visits per year.
In addition, St. Luke also provides a walk-in convenient care clinic that is designed for those who cannot get in to see their regular doctor but who do not require an emergency room visit.
The St. Luke Surgery Center offers same-day or in-patient OB/GYN, Endoscopic and Laparoscopic procedures in addition to cosmetic, cataract, reconstructive, orthopedic and general surgery. St. Luke employs a full-time general surgeon providing a broad range of surgical procedures, as well as a full-time orthopedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery and general orthopedics right here at home so that patients do not have to leave the valley for any planned procedures.
Fourteen experienced dedicated, primary care providers at the three network-owned clinics in Ronan, St. Ignatius and Polson take a special interest in and personal approach to obstetrics, women?s health, geriatrics, adult medicine, cardiovascular medicine, pediatrics and preventive medicine. All three clinics provide laboratory and x-ray services. Cardiology, urology, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery and OB/GYN specialists visit the clinics on a monthly basis.
St. Luke imaging department includes nuclear medicine, the first and only of its kind in the Mission Valley, as well as a Discovery bone densitometry system. These are just the latest additions to the state-of-the-art technology at the Ronan hospital, which also offers 80-slice CT scanning, digital mammography and mobile MRI services in addition to 3D/4D ultra-sound imaging. All aspects of the healthcare network are tied together by the advanced digital Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) that gives providers instant access to diagnostic images generated anywhere in the network.
St. Luke Community Oxygen and Durable Medical Equipment delivers oxygen supplies and quality durable medical equipment from walkers to hospital beds. In addition, certified therapists evaluate and care for patients with special respiratory needs.
The only community owned healthcare facility in the valley also has an extensive, physical therapy and fitness center; plus, a 75 bed extended care facility that includes a transitional care unit and adult day care. Sleep studies, audiology, women?s rehabilitation, occupational therapy and speech therapy add to the complete range of services available through St. Luke.
St. Luke?s also offers a free service; Nurse on Call that connects callers to an around the clock nurse staffed call center that offers answers and advice to medical questions. Nurse on Call can be reached by calling 676-3737.
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