CHI Mercy Health is here to meet you and your family’s health care needs close to home. Whether it’s a routine gall bladder removal, unexpected broken arm or a quick turnaround needed on a lab test, we’re here to serve you, providing more than three dozen programs and services.
We take pride in our community and in delivering quality care close to home, and we’ve been doing it since 1928.
At Mercy, you’ll find dedicated, committed, highly qualified individuals who can meet your routine and not-so-routine health care needs 365 days of the year without the inconvenience of a 60-mile drive.
Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Department is located within the Emergency Department and serves a variety of patients of all age groups:
- IV fluids
- IV medications, such as monthly medication for arthritis, antibiotics
- Shots after chemotherapy
- Lab draws from implanted catheters, as well as flushes
- Blood transfusions
- Dressing changes
Call 701-845-6400 and ask for Ambulatory Care to inquire if we can assist you with your needs.
Cardiac Rehab is a supervised exercise and education program for people who have experienced a heart attack, heart surgery or heart disease. Two phases of Cardiac Rehab are offered at CHI Mercy Health.
Phase II is an outpatient program for patients to participate in once they have been discharged from the hospital. It is an extension of the exercise and education received in the hospital and will be covered by Medicare and most insurance companies with a qualifying diagnosis. A provider referral is required.
Phase III is an exercise program which is a continuation of Phase II and is self pay.
The program is designed to educate patients to make positive lifestyle changes in diet, exercise and smoking cessation. The goal of the program is to improve or maintain physical conditioning as well as reduce risk factors for future heart problems. Heart monitoring, blood pressures and oxygen saturation are monitored before, during and after exercise. Regular communication is also provided to a patient’s provider regarding progress.
Exercise sessions are held Monday through Friday. Most patients attend three times a week for 8 – 12 weeks on Phase II. Exercise equipment at our facility includes treadmills, Airdyne stationery bikes, Nustep, recumbent bike, stepper, and arm ergometers.
Cardiac Rehab is located on the first floor of CHI Mercy Health.
For more information, contact:
Zona Wager, RN, Cardiac Rehab Coordinator, CHI Mercy Health, 701-845-6561.
CHI Mercy Health’s Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours a day with Registered Nurses trained in advanced cardiac life support, trauma nursing, pediatric advanced life support and neonatal resuscitation. Our core nursing team has more than 100 years of combined nursing experience. In the Emergency Department, you will be cared for by a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. Mercy’s Emergency Department is verified as a Level IV Trauma facility by the State Department of Health. The Emergency Department is the “front door” of the hospital for both medical and trauma emergencies. Our Emergency Department staff offers telephone advice to our patrons calling for assistance with their concerns. We have teams of highly trained individuals that may include nurses, doctors, nurse anesthetists and respiratory therapists that respond quickly for emergency situations.
Call 701-845-6400 and your call will be directed to the Emergency Department nurse.
CHI Mercy Health offers state-of-the-art imaging services and specialized staff to give you the best in diagnostic care. Registered technologists and support staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide you imaging services. Our advanced diagnostic services help us identify disease and medical problems quickly so your provider can determine the best course of treatment for you. What does this mean to you as a patient? You do not have to travel to other hospitals to have your exam completed. When scheduling an exam with your provider be sure and ask to have the exam completed here in your community. Remember, CHI Mercy Health, health care’s bright spot!
The hospital offers the following types of procedures:
- Routine radiology exams, i.e. chest, hand, foot
- Digital mammography screening exams
- Bone density
- Fluoroscopy, i.e. Upper GI, Small bowel, Esophogram, Barium Enemas
- Nuclear medicine, i.e. Hida scan, Bone scan, Cardiolyte and Adenosine Stress tests
- Video Swallow exams
The Imaging Services Department can be reached at 701-845-6441.
The Acute Care unit at CHI Mercy Health is committed to providing quality health care services to our community. The unit provides services to patients recovering from medical illness, injury, disease or surgical procedures. The patient population in the unit ranges from newborn to geriatric. The Acute Care unit delivers care through an interdisciplinary team approach. We utilize the expertise of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, respiratory and physical therapists and all other disciplines throughout the organization. The goal of the Acute Care staff is to help the patient attain an optimal level of health.
The Acute Care unit offers dietary counseling (when ordered by a physician) and medication counseling, as well as social, psychological and spiritual support. In order to ensure continuity of care, the staff of the Acute Care unit will make arrangements for a patient’s transfer to another facility if a different level of services is required or if healthcare assistance will be needed once leaving our facility. Another option that may be suggested is our swing bed program.
Swing Bed Program
The term swing bed refers to a hospital’s ability to use its beds to provide either acute (regular hospital care) or skilled nursing level care. Swing beds are beds that can be used when patients no longer need acute care but still need skilled nursing care and rehabilitation.
If an illness or injury requires you to stay in the hospital for an extended period of time, you may reach a point in your recovery where you no longer need to be hospitalized yet you aren’t physically able to care for yourself at home. Our unit, located on the Inpatient Care Unit, offers specialized care for these situations.
Our compassionate nurses and support personnel work with staff physicians to determine the best treatment plan for each patient. Because your needs are special, your treatment plan will be developed with your specific needs in mind. Social services and rehabilitation personnel are available as needed. Our caring staff will provide services to you until your condition is stable or your rehabilitation potential is reached and you are ready to go home or to another setting for additional care.
Why Use Swing Bed Program?
CHI Mercy Health’s Swing Bed program offers improved quality of life when patients are able to return to the community and the people they know, and are closer to family and their support system.
It is also easier for the family to visit and be more closely involved in the family member’s recovery.
Psychologically and emotionally, Swing Bed admissions may be less traumatic and threatening for the patient as it is a continued hospital stay that offers positive hope for continued recovery and a return to independence.
Some examples of problems suitable for care on our swing bed unit include:
- Wounds that are not healing well or need special care
- Pain management
- IV or nutritional therapy
- Recovery from major surgery, joint replacement or vascular or abdominal operation
- Repeated hospitalization
Pre-admission assessments are done on all admissions. This is initiated by your physician or by the discharge coordinator in the transferring facility. All transferred patients must be accepted and followed by a Valley City physician.
Families may contact the Social & Behavioral Service Department or Patient Care Coordinator for admission questions at 701-845-6400.
Private funds, private insurance, and/or Medicare may pay for Swing Bed Care. Your physician and our hospital staff will help you determine if you qualify for Medicare coverage. If you meet the requirements, Medicare will pay 100 percent of approved charges for the first 20 days.
CHI Mercy Health’s Respite Care Program offers care to an eligible individual for a specified period of time for the purpose of providing temporary relief to the individual’s primary (live-in) caregiver from the stresses and demands associated with constant care or emergencies. This care is provided when there is a need for a specially trained caregiver.
Families may contact the Social & Behavioral Service Department or our Patient Care Coordinator for admission questions or arrangements by calling 701-845-6400.
Families should discuss client’s needs and provide a brief social/health history and expectations for Respite stay.
Hours: The respite program provides 24-hour supervision, 7 days a week, with a minimum of two days and a maximum of 14.
Nursing care: Nursing care is provided by licensed staff based on the client’s needs and individual nursing care plan. Emergency care services are available through the Emergency Department at the hospital, if needed.
Nutrition: All meals and snacks are provided including special diets. Supplemental food is available upon request.
Rehabilitation: Licensed therapists are available for rehabilitation services, if desired. A separate fee is charged for this service.
Activities: The client is encouraged to bring hobby and craft items with them. Recreation and social interaction is stressed as an important factor for all clients.
Social and Behavioral Services: A licensed professional is available to assist clients and families with any discharge planning needs or information on other available community services.
Physician: A physician’s order is not required for a respite care admission. Should the client require physician services, an appointment would be make at the clinic of the client’s choice. Lab and x-ray services are also available. Both services have separate fees in addition to the daily charge.
Pastoral Care: The pastoral care staff is available for prayer, visiting, and counseling when a client expresses a desire for a visit. The client’s minister will be called upon request. The chapel is open for prayer and reflection at all times. Scriptures and other inspirational materials are also available upon request.
CHI Mercy Health has the only laboratory in Valley City that is CLIA-certified to perform high complexity testing in the following areas: microbiology, chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, coagulation and transfusion medicine. We are staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, by experienced, professionally certified technicians and technologists.
What role does the laboratory play in your health care?
Laboratory testing plays a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease in patients. Laboratory tests help determine the presence or absence of disease and monitor the effectiveness of treatment. It is estimated that 60 to 70 percent of all decisions regarding a patient’s diagnosis and treatment are based on laboratory testing.
You can get same day results; some tests take as little as 30 minutes from the time your blood is drawn to the time your provider has the results.
Our Laboratory staff is committed to influencing the health and vitality of our community and surrounding population. We strive with great pride to save and improve the lives of the people we serve.
Ask your provider to have your laboratory testing performed at CHI Mercy Health. For more information, contact the Laboratory at 701-845-6447.
Newly Added Tests
The CHI Mercy Health Laboratory has recently added new in-house testing that will help providers in their diagnosis and treatment of certain conditions. The tests are listed below, along with a brief explanation of each test.
- Lipase or Lactic Acid or Lactate – this test helps detect life-threatening conditions resulting from your body receiving too little oxygen or due to inherited metabolic disorders.
- Iron – this test measures the amount of iron in your blood.
- Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC) – this test assesses your body’s ability to transport iron in the blood. Both Iron and TIBC are used to diagnose or assess Iron-deficiency anemia and disorders of iron metabolism.
- Ferritin – this test is used to determine your body’s total iron storage capacity. Measurement of Ferritin also helps your provider determine if you have too much or too little iron in your body.
- Glycated Hemoglobin or Hemoglobin A1C – this test measures the average level of glucose in the blood over the last 2-3 months. It is used to monitor the health of people with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes.
All you need is an order from your provider. These tests, including all other testing done at CHI Mercy Health, can be completed and reported to your provider the same day. Our hours of service are from 7am – 5:30pm Monday-Friday and from 8am-1pm on Saturdays. Contact the Laboratory Department directly with any questions, at 701-845-6447.
Commonly Ordered Lab Tests
CBC (Complete Blood Count) – To determine general health status and to screen for a variety of disorders, such as anemia and infection.
Chemistry Panels – Chemistry panels are groups of tests that are routinely ordered to determine a person’s general health status. They help evaluate the body’s electrolyte balance and/or the status of several major body organs.
Lipid Profile – The lipid profile is a group of tests for cholesterol that is ordered together to determine risk of coronary heart disease.
Liver Function Tests – Used to evaluate symptoms of a liver disorder. Also used to monitor possible liver damage due to prescription drugs, such as lipid-lowering drugs.
Potassium – To determine whether your potassium concentration is within normal limits.
Thyroid Testing – To screen for thyroid disease or to monitor thyroid medication.
Hemoglobin A1C – Gives a picture of the average amount of glucose in the blood over the last few months. It can help the physician know if the measures being taken to control the patient’s diabetes are successful or need to be adjusted.
Protime/INR – Used to monitor coumadin/warfarin therapy for thinning the blood.
Routine Urinalysis – To screen for metabolic and kidney disorders and for urinary tract infections.
Urine Culture – To diagnose a urinary tract infection (UTI) and determine appropriate antibiotic therapy.
Influenza A & B Testing – To determine the presence or absence of influenza A or B and to help your provider make rapid treatment decisions.
Rapid Strep – Used to confirm the presence or absence of the bacteria that causes Strep throat.
For more information about lab procedures and tests, visit: http://labtestsonline./ , a public resource on clinical lab testing.
Other Lab Services Provided by CHI Mercy Health
Therapeutic phlebotomy – We provide this service on patients who are referred by doctors who have high hemoglobin and ferritin in their blood. Therapeutic phlebotomy is one way to control this in individuals who have this condition.
Homebound Lab Visits – Laboratory staff will travel to the homebound patient’s home to collect blood samples and conduct testing ordered by your provider. This service is arranged through your provider and our Laboratory Department.
DOT/Non-DOT Drug Testing – Our certified staff will collect urine samples and conduct breath alcohol tests for workplace drug testing programs, including those following Department of Transportation regulations. Contact the Laboratory to set up this service.
Blood Transfusions – We provide blood and blood products (ex. platelets, plasma) for transfusion to outpatients and inpatients. Arrangements for this service are made through your provider and our Ambulatory Care department at 701-845-6400.
Upon referral from your provider or the nursing staff, a Clinical Licensed Registered Dietitian is available to see inpatients. The dietitian can assist patients with general diet and nutrition education, provide patients with important information regarding food and drug interactions, and provide disease specific education for patients with diseases such as heart failure or Diabetes.
Occupational therapy works with individuals whose lives have been disrupted by illness, injury, aging, or developmental disability. Occupational Therapy programs are designed to increase patient’s independence and to restore health, confidence, and self-sufficiency.
We currently provide the following services:
- Inpatient therapy to assist hospitalized patients to regain former level of independence to return home.
- Outpatient therapy for injury and disabilities.
- Pediatric services for children with mild to severe developmental and physical disabilities.
- Home safety and adaptive equipment evaluation.
- Cognitive evaluation and screenings/dementia management.
- Fabrication of splints.
- Functional Tone Management program assists our patients recover function of their affected arm/hand suffered from a stroke.
- Functional capacity evaluation to determine physical ability of injured workers to assist in the return to work.
- Industrial medicine program to provide job analysis, pre-work screen and ergonomic evaluation for businesses.
Appointments are scheduled Monday-Friday. A referral from your provider is required for most services. Please call 701-845-6580.
Organ & Tissue Donation
CHI Mercy Health joins campaign to register organ, eye, and tissue donors
Recently, CHI Mercy Health joined other area hospitals and Lifesource Tissue and Organ Donation in the National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. This campaign challenges hospitals to educate employees, patients, visitors, and the community about the crucial need for organ, eye, and tissue donation. We encourage individuals to register as donors and provide them with opportunities to sign up. The campaign, which has helped to register more than 325,000 enrollments to state registries, aims to add more donor designations by May 2016.
The hospital campaign is a special effort of the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL), an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to enlist companies and organizations to be partners in promoting donor registration.
“Being a donor can TRULY save lives and having the opportunity to do that is an amazing thing. So many families, including the donor AND the recipient’s, lives are changed forever,” said Alana Wendel, ER manager.
The need is REAL! Each day, about 79 people receive organ transplants. However, 22 people die each day waiting for transplants that can’t take place because of the shortage of donated organs.
These facts may help you better understand organ, eye, and tissue donation:
- Anyone, regardless of age or medical history, can sign up to be a donor.
- Most major religions in the United States support organ donation and consider donation as the final act of love and generosity toward others.
- There is no cost to donors or their families for organ or tissue donation.
CHI Mercy Health is aiming to register 100 new organ donor designations to the state registry to contribute to the national goal and to earn national recognition from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for conducting activities that promote enrollment in state organ donor registries.
We need your involvement and support. We are asking our entire hospital community to help us educate staff members, patients and their families, visitors, and the extended community on the critical need for organ donation.
And please take a few minutes today to add your name to our state’s donor registry. Someday you may save a life. Visit http://www.donatelifemidwest.org/nd/ to find out how.
Pain Management Clinic
Clark Kruta, CRNA, APRN is a certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and Advanced Practice Nurse. He has over 28 years of clinical practice as a nurse anesthetist and has completed his post-graduate fellowship in non-surgical pain management. He is one of only a hundred Nurse Anesthetist nationwide with this specialized training in pain management. He is the recipient of the 2019 ND Rural Healthcare Provider award.
Acute and Chronic pain can slow you down and keep you from enjoying life. Our goal is to develop with you an individualized multi-disciplinary plan of care to help you participate in life to the fullest possible.
Initial pain management visits include an evaluation of you, your pain and your goals. Evaluations may include laboratory tests or radio-graphic studies including MRI or CT scans.
Coordination of care
Care is coordinated and in partnership with your primary care provider.
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Nerve stimulators
- Orthopedic surgery
Conditions Commonly Treated
- Back pain
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder, Elbow, Hip and Knee Pain
- Work Injuries
- Disc Herniation
- Disc Degeneration
- Complex Regional Pain syndrome
Therapeutic Interventional Procedures
- Epidural Steroid injections
- Sacroiliac Injections
- Trigger Point Injections
- Facet Joint injections
- Small Joint injections
- Bursa Injections
- Occipital Nerve blocks/ SPG blocks
- Radio-frequency Ablation
Empowering patients to find ways to minimize and life with chronic pain has it’s basis in understanding why you have pain and what you can do about it.
- Healthy sleep habits
- Exercise and life style changes
Scheduling pain management services: Talk to your provider today about a referral to CHI Mercy Health Pain Management Clinic or check with your insurance company. If you do not need a referral for a specialist from your provider, you may self-refer by calling: 701-845-6522.
The CHI Mercy Health Physical Therapy Department focuses on increasing independence and improving wellness and overall fitness following injury, surgery, disease or the onset of pain.
The following services are available through the department:
- Rehab care to hospitalized patients
- Outpatient care for neck and back-related problems
- Outpatient care for orthopedic and other physically limiting problems
- Outpatient care for rehab following orthopedic surgery
- Rehab therapy after a stroke
- Gait and orthotic assessment and custom fabrication of orthotics
- Physical therapy in the home for those patients too disabled to attend sessions at the hospital-based department
- Industrial medicine program which provides job analyses, pre-work screens and ergonomic advice to local businesses. Functional capacity evaluations are also available to determine the physical abilities of injured workers in the process of returning to employment.
Most services require a referral by a physician. Blue Cross Blue Shield patients can self refer for treatment. Check with your insurance provider for coverage
The Physical Therapy Department offers services seven days a week and can be reached by calling 701-845-6575.
The Respiratory Therapy Department is involved in all areas of the hospital. Therapeutic care is delivered to patients of all ages with breathing or other disorders of the cardiopulmonary system. Respiratory Therapists work to evaluate, treat and care for patients with breathing illnesses and are an important member of the health care team that responds to patient emergencies.
Respiratory Therapists at CHI Mercy Health are either certified or registered by the National Board of Respiratory Care and licensed by the North Dakota Society of Respiratory Care.
Respiratory Therapy provides the following services in the inpatient hospital setting:
- Administration of aerosolized medication
- Bronchial Hygiene
– Postural drainage and percussion
– Endotracheal/nasotracheal suctioning
– Flutter valve or Acapella Therapy
- Volume Expansion Therapy
– Incentive Spirometry
– Deep breathing and cough
- Oxygen Therapy and titration protocols
– Oxygen masks
– Nasal Oxygen Cannulas
- Patient and Family Education
- Mechanical Ventilation
– Noninvasive mechanical ventilation (Bi-Pap/CPAP)
– Invasive mechanical ventilation for transport
– Electrocardiograms ( EKG’s) are available for patients 24 hours a day
– Pulmonary Function Tests
– Pulse oximetry
– Peak Flow measurements
– Sputum inductions
– Cardiac Stress Tests
The Respiratory Therapy Department can be reached at 701-845-6529.
- Pulmonary Function Testing: Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT’s) are breathing tests to evaluate respiratory symptoms such as dyspnea, cough and wheezing. They are also used for diagnostic purposes for common diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and restrictive disorders. PFT’s may also be useful to determine preoperative risks and a qualifying diagnosis for pulmonary rehabilitation programs. Pulmonary Function Tests is a generic term used to indicate a series of tests which may include flow-volume loops (spirometry), diffusion capacity (DLCO) and lung volumes.
- Spirometry – is the most commonly used lung function test. It is typically done before and after a bronchodilator medication to show response to the medication.
- Diffusion Capacity (DLCO) – measures how efficiently the lungs transfer oxygen into the bloodstream.
- Lung Volumes – measures vital capacity and functional residual capacity.
- Methacholine Challenge Test – is a breathing test used to assist physicians in the diagnosis of asthma. More than 22 million Americans have asthma, and it is one of the most chronic diseases of childhood. The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program has developed guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma and lung diseases.
The Pulmonary Function Testing lab is located on the fifth floor of Mercy Hospital with scheduled appointments from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
A sleep disorder may be the cause of the following symptoms:
- snore frequently
- high blood pressure
- morning headaches
- feel sleepy or doze off watching TV, reading, driving or engaged in daily activities
- awake at night gasping for air or choking
- kicking or twitching movements while asleep
- pauses in breathing while you sleep
- fall asleep while driving
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common form of sleep-disordered breathing and occurs when the muscles of the upper airway partially or completely collapse during sleep. If you have any of the symptoms of a sleep disorder, you should make an appointment to discuss this with your primary care physician or other medical provider. An evaluation in a sleep laboratory may improve your health and possibly save your life.
CHI Mercy Health has partnered with Whitney Diagnostics to provide sleep studies in Valley City. Whitney Diagnostics has a board certified sleep physician on staff who will interpret your sleep study and recommend your treatment options.
Sleep Studies: What to Expect
- Studies will be done on the third floor of CHI Mercy Health and the patient will register at the admission desk on the first floor.
- Pre-study questionnaires should be completed before the study and brought with you on the night of the study.
- Most overnight studies begin at 8 or 9 p.m. and are completed by 7 a.m. the next day.
- When you spend a night at the sleep center you will have a queen size Sleep Number™ bed, private bedroom and bathroom.
- You should be able to go to bed at your usual time and the technician will typically awaken you between 6 – 6:30 a.m.
- During the hook-up, a technician will attach many sensors to your body. This takes about an hour, including a break and explanation of the test, sleep patterns, and CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), which may or may not be applied.
- Most patients are able to sleep quite well with the sensors on but a sleep aid may be given if ordered by your physician.
- After the hook-up, the technician will go into another room. As you sleep, your heart rate, breathing, oxygen level and other functions will be tracked.
- The sleep lab strives to make you as comfortable as possible, so be sure to let the technician know if there is anything they can do to make you more comfortable.
- A CPAP machine may be applied during the night if you qualify for therapy during the first part of the study. During the second phase of the study the technician works at achieving the right pressure to open your airway. Some patients (approximately 30 percent) will need to come back for a second study to determine the right pressure for their CPAP machines.
- The sleep technician cannot provide you with a diagnosis but the information obtained from the study will be scored and interpreted by a board certified sleep physician.
- Typically two to three weeks after your study, the interpretation and recommendations will be sent to your referring physician for review.
- The sleep technician will also ask you what home medical equipment provider you would like to use if CPAP equipment is needed.
Sleep studies and consultations can be scheduled by calling the Respiratory Therapy Department at CHI Mercy Health (701) 845-6529.OR contact Whitney Diagnostics, (218) 844-6150.
Social & Behavioral Services
Our licensed staff is available to assist patients and community members with an array of services such as:
- Advance Directives / Living Will/ Medical Power of Attorney
- Drug assistance programs
- Insurance questions
- Assisted Living and Long Term Care options and screenings
- Caregiver concerns
- Dementia issues
- Mental health concerns and referral needs
- Addiction referral information
- Vulnerable adult / protective services
- Swing Bed / Respite Care
- Counseling needs
Office hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours and weekend hours can be arranged by calling 701-845-6436.
Spiritual Care is based on the belief that health and wellness services are an extension of Christ’s healing mission and are integral parts of the health care provided at CHI Mercy Health. The Spiritual Care ministry addresses the spiritual and emotional needs of patients, their families, and staff – providing support, encouragement, prayer and presence for those with whom we minister.
In the spirit of Catherine McCauley, the first Sister of Mercy, and against the background of the rich tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, Spiritual Care ministry offers clients of CHI Mercy Health a unique opportunity to reflect on the meaning of the presence of Christ through suffering, disability and death.
It provides the patients with occasions to celebrate healing and recovery. Our mission also includes our work in continuing to shape the culture of CHI Mercy Health grounded in CHI’s Core Values and Mission Statement. We support and assist Administration in the role of Mission integration.
Exercise Stress Testing allows the physician to evaluate how well the heart functions when it has to work harder. You will walk on a treadmill while your ECG and blood pressure are monitored and recorded. This test may help to detect problems that are not found while you are at rest.
Cardiac Nuclear Exercise Stress Testing uses a radioactive material (isotope) that is injected into the bloodstream and allows the Nuclear Medicine Technologist to take pictures of your heart. Combining exercise (walking on the treadmill) with a nuclear imaging material produces images/pictures that will help your doctor to determine if there is an area of your heart that is not receiving enough blood. The nuclear imaging material is “dye,” which is widely used and has proven to be safe.
CHI Mercy Health is here to meet your surgical needs close to home by a trusted surgical team. We strive to provide the best care for our patients from the time the procedure is scheduled until the day after the surgery when we call to see how they are doing. Our goal is to provide the best care possible including individualized attention to the physical, emotional, spiritual and educational needs of each patient. We provide preoperative and discharge instructions and arrange follow-up medical appointments as needed.
CHI Mercy Health provides a variety of surgical procedures focusing on general surgery, general dentistry, ophthalmic procedures and endoscopy. We have several board certified surgeons with privileges at CHI Mercy Health who work closely with our team of Registered Nurses and Certified Surgical Scrub Technicians.
Surgical procedures available at CHI Mercy Health include but are not limited to:
- Cataract surgery
- Endoscopy procedures
- PEG tube placement
- Laparoscopic gall bladder
- Hernia repair
- Minor surgical lesions and biopsies
If you have any questions regarding surgical or anesthesia services provided at CHI Mercy Health, please call 701-845-6522.
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) provide anesthesia services at CHI Mercy Health. Our CRNAs have state of the art equipment and maintain certification from the Council on Re-certification of Nurse Anesthetists and maintain certification in Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation and Pediatric Life Support.
Anesthesia is provided by our Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) for surgical procedures as well as a range of Pain Management Injections.
The services provided by anesthesia include:
- Anesthesia for surgical services
- MAC sedation for colonoscopy and endoscopy
- MAC sedation for emergency room procedures
- MAC sedation for imaging scans
- Trauma resuscitation
Sedation is provided by qualified professionals in our Emergency Room any time needed to ease the discomfort of a procedure such as fixing a shoulder dislocation or complex stitches.
If you have any questions regarding surgical or anesthesia services provided at CHI Mercy Health, please call 701-845-6522.