Your Hospital Team at Fort Duncan
Learn more about about your hospital team at Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center.
Your attending physician is the person who is primarily responsible for your care. All tests, medications and consultations with other specialists are performed or administered under your attending physician's supervision. If you are not under the care of a physician affiliated with Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center when you are admitted to the hospital, a physician will be assigned to you.
The nursing staff is committed to providing comprehensive care to patients, each of whom requires a different level of personal attention and expert skills. You will be assigned a registered nurse who will coordinate a thorough nursing assessment, plan of care and continuous monitoring of your health status throughout your hospitalization. Other caregivers, under the direction of the registered nurse, will be assigned to care for you. A Nurse Manager is responsible for directing and coordinating nursing care on each unit. Please feel free to contact your nurse or the Nurse Manager if you have questions.
Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center has a 24-hour inpatient pharmacy. The pharmacy staff is composed of highly trained professional pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
The hospital maintains a staff of full-time dietetic technicians to meet your dietary needs during your stay. A dietitian or dietetic technician may visit you shortly after admission to discuss your nutritional needs and food preferences.
A social worker is assigned to each patient care area and is trained to help patients and family members deal with financial, social, and emotional problems that relate to illness or hospitalization. Members of the department work with you and your family with concerns related to your illness and are involved in discharge planning.
Your room is cleaned daily by a member of the housekeeping staff. If there is a housekeeping problem in your room, tell your nurse, and it will be taken care of as soon as possible.
Patient Escort Service
The Patient Escort Service will accompany and transport you to and from any tests or procedures to be performed outside of the unit.
During your stay you may be visited by other healthcare professionals, including technicians, technologists, and therapists. In addition, the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center family includes many behind-the-scenes workers, such as accountants, engineers, secretaries, food service workers and others who contribute greatly toward your well-being while you are here.