At Holland Hospital, we believe a team approach provides better care than specialists working alone. Together, we focus on one thing: helping you live a longer, healthier life. Our expert physicians and surgeons perform the latest procedures, while our award-winning heart care nurses, rehabilitation therapists and many others guide and support your recovery.
Cardiologists and Cardiovascular Surgeons
Holland Hospital works in partnership with the area top cardiovascular specialists. A cardiologist is a doctor with special training and skill in finding, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels
Physicians practicing at Holland Hospital are board certified or eligible to become board certified in their specialty area. This means that they have attained a level of knowledge, skill, and expertise in their respective specialties that enables them to provide quality patient care. In order to become board certified, physicians undergo a rigorous examination process they repeat every several years to maintain their certification.
Hospitalists are physicians who work full-time in the hospital. They specialize in providing care for patients while they are hospitalized. They do not see patients in an office setting. Hospitalists work closely with your primary care physician to help manage your care while you are a patient. The specialty has been around for more than a decade, but the number of hospitalists has surged recently as more and more hospitals recognize their value.
Nursing care is provided by a team of registered nurses (RNs) and unit technicians. Throughout your stay, an RN will lead a team in monitoring your condition, assessing needs and coordinating your nursing care. The nurse-patient relationship is central to our work. Holland Hospital maintains a nurse-patient ratio that allows nurses to provide exceptional patient care in a supportive environment.Key elements that define nursing at Holland Hospital include our model of care, standards of practice and shared governance structure. Our nursing imperative guides our work—to meet the unique needs of those we serve with the highest standards of nursing excellence.
Care Managers coordinate your hospital stay and the care is provided by a registered nurse Care Manager. Throughout your hospitalization, your Care Manager will monitor your progress, address any concerns, and help you plan for your recuperation. If your needs continue beyond the hospital stay, the Care Management staff has an established network of contacts with community organizations that can assist people with such services as home-care nursing, obtaining medical supplies, and many other services. Your Care Manager can assist you by making the necessary contacts. If you or your family have difficulty adjusting to your illness and the anxiety of your hospital stay, a social worker from the department of Care Management is available to you. The social worker's role is simply to help patients and loved ones adjust to their situation, especially if social and emotional issues complicate matters.
Rehabilitation: depending on your illness or injury, your doctor may prescribe physical or occupational therapy to begin during your hospitalization. The therapist aims to increase patients' mobility, reduce their pain, and teach patients and caregivers simple exercises to perform in the hospital and after discharge. Patients who experience difficulty swallowing or speaking may also receive a visit from a speech therapist.
Chaplains, along with On-Call area clergy are an integral part of Holland Hospital’s team and are available to care for those who have a faith community as well as those with no formal religious affiliation. The hospital’s chaplains are available 24 hours a day to provide spiritual assistance, sacramental ministries, advance directive consultation, consultation concerning ethical care, and other support services—or to just stop by a patient's room for a friendly chat.
Laboratory: state-of-the-art testing is performed by certified medical technologists and phlebotomists from Holland Hospital’s laboratory—which is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and the American Association of Blood Banks (among other regulatory organizations) to ensure the highest standards of testing. Many results are available in four hours or less.
Clinical Dieticians work closely with your doctors, nurses and other members of the health care team to provide nutritional care and education. Through a vast selective menu, the registered dietitians and clinical nutrition assistants will work with you to accommodate your specific needs.
Volunteers: Holland Hospital is fortunate to have more than 650 committed and trained volunteers to give their time and talents to our patients. A volunteer may visit your room to deliver meal trays or to bring flowers or mail. A volunteer may also assist you with internal transports and discharge from the hospital.