Inpatient Care

Expert, comforting care close to home.

The experienced nursing staff at Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics strives to make our patients’ stay as comfortable as possible while providing expert care. Our doctors, nurses, aides, care managers, and therapists work together to offer a continuum of care, giving patients the ability to return home to their daily activities as quickly as possible.

For comfort and support of the patients and family members, our state-of-the-art facility offers 25 private patient rooms with centrally located nursing support stations.

What is a hospitalist?

Hospitalists are doctors who provide care for patients admitted to the hospital. Hospitalists’ care begins at the time of admission — enabling testing and treatment to begin as quickly as possible — and ends when the patient is discharged.

Hospitalists provide ongoing care throughout a patient’s stay and can make decisions as situations arise. Hospitalists can check on patients if they have a problem, need a procedure explained, or need to meet with their family.

Doctor holding an elderly patient's hand while he is in a hospital bed

Are primary care doctors still involved?

Yes. Our hospitalists work closely with patients’ primary care doctors, providing updates and asking for information when they need it. A complete summary of the patient’s hospital stay will be sent to their doctor at the time of discharge.

What about follow-up care?

Once a patient is discharged, the patient’s primary care doctor will provide any follow-up care needed.

For more information on inpatient care at Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics, call 217-854-3141

For more information on observation care at Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics, call 217-854-3141, ext. 227