Employee Health Nurse Infection Preventionist
Judy Cole, RN, BSN
The Employee Health Nurse endeavors to promote health and safety to all employees by facilitating an Employee Health Program which includes disease detection, prevention, and treatment. The Employee Health Nurse will follow-up on employee illnesses and injuries, conduct employee health screenings, and promote a safe work environment.
The Infection Control Nurse is trained in hospital epidemiology principles and is responsible for the surveillance, analysis, and reporting of hospital-acquired infections, educating employees about infection control, and the development of health system policies and procedures to ensure rigorous infection control standards that meet Colorado Rural Hospitals, OSHA, Public Health Department, Center for Disease Control guidelines and recommended practice guidelines for the Association for Professionals in Infection and Epidemiology (APIC).
Diagnostic Imaging Department
Chris Savoy, Director of Ancillary Services
Genevieve Sylvester, RDMS, Manager
Pagosa Springs Medical Center Diagnostic Imaging Department provides new, state of the art imaging equipment: including a GE 28 Re-Con slice CT, IU 22 Ultrasound Machine, GE Digital Radiography (digital x-ray), and a new Portable X-ray machine in 2012.
How it works. All exams are sent by a computer connection to RIA (Radiology Imaging Associates), a group of radiologists in Denver, where the images are read from a PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) and typed into a report for the referring physician.
The report is then attached to the exam it belongs to and your physician can look at the final report in usually less than 40 minutes in their office. All referring physicians in the community have PACS ( Itâ€™s called Inteleviewer) installed on their computers in their offices for viewing their Ptâ€™s exams and reports. So, the patient can get their results the same day from the physician.
The Diagnostic Imaging Department at PSMC offers a variety of services:
- XRAY (RADIOGRAPHY)
- FLOUROSCOPY (PORTABLE)
Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation Program
We offer specialized services to patients requiring a little extra recuperation time after hospitalization and/or surgery. Patients that might benefit from this service include patients with stroke, total joint replacement, and all patients not quite ready for independent care.
This service provides:
- Skilled nursing care
- Rehabilitation services like physical therapy and occupational therapy
- Nutritional support from a registered dietician
- Wound care
- Patient/family education
- Case management and discharge planning
The RN staff at Pagosa Springs Medical Center has a combined total of over 300 years experience in emergency services, trauma, medical, surgical, intensive care, acute care, obstetrics, pediatrics, long term care, and Hospice. Both inpatient and outpatient services are available, as well as the Skilled Nursing program to help with a patient’s rehabilitation needs. As emergency situations arise, the skilled RN staff is there to provide top-notch care, whether staying at PSMC or transferring to another facility. The PSMC nursing staff tailors a specific plan of care to assist with all nursing needs. They provide 24-hour care for all patients.
We offer emergent and urgent care for all patients. The Emergency Department is staffed 24/7, 365 days per year by medical providers and nursing staff specializing in emergency care. Transfer may be indicated for critical patients and/or those that require multi-specialty care. All on-going care arrangements can be made through our Emergency Department. With access to all the latest technology, the Emergency Deparment can easily manage all patients requiring emergent medical intervention.