Services Available

The Indiana State Department of Health, Acute Care Division tracks 41 services that can be provided by a hospital. Availability is identified as either "Yes" or "No". A "No" indicates that the service is not provided by the hospital. A "Yes" indicates that the hospital provides the service. The following categories and descriptions are provided on every Consumer Report.



Acute Renal Dialysis

A process by which waste products are removed from the body by diffusion from one fluid compartment to another across a semi-permiable membrane. ESRD occurs from the destruction of normal kidney tissues over a long period of time.

Alcohol Drug Service

Provides diagnoses and theraputic services to patients with alcoholism and other drug dependencies. The is reimbursed by DRG system and has no special CMS exemption.

Anesthesia Service

Service devoted to the application of agents which cause unconsciousness or insensitivity to pain.

Blood Bank

Area where whole blood or plasma is typed, processed, and stored for future use.

Burn Care Unit

Provides care to severely burned patients. Severely burned patients are those with any of the following: second debree burns of more than 25 percent total body surface for adults or 20 percent total body surface area for children; (2) third degree burns of more than 10 percent total body surface (3) any severe burns of the hands, face, eyes, or feet; and (4) all inhalation injuries, electrical burns, complicated burn injuries involving fractures, other major trauma, and other risks.


Treatment consists primarily of the manipulation of parts of the body, especially the spinal column.

Coronary Care

Provides patient care of a more specialized nature than the usual medical/surgical care. The unit focuses on patients because of heart attacks, open-heart surgery, or other life threatening conditions that require intensified comprehensive observation and care. May include myocardial infarction, pulmonary care, and heart transplant units.

Dental Service

An organized dental service providing dental or oral services to inpatients or outpatients.

Dietetic Service

Services that meet the nutritional needs of patients who have special dietary needs.

Emergency Service

Hospital facilities for the provision of unscheduled outpatient services to patients whose conditions require immediate care.

Home Care Service

Services providing nursing, therapy, and health-related homemaker or social services in the patient's home.


A program providing palliative care, chiefly medical relief of pain and supportive services addressing the emotional, social, financial, and legal needs of terminally ill patients and their families.

Inpatient Surgicall

Provides acute care to patients in medical and surgical units.

Intensive Care

Provides patient care of a more intensive nature than the usual medical/surgical care. These units focus on patients who, because of shock, trauma, or other life threatening conditions, require intensified comprehensive observation and care.

Laboratory Clinical

Biological, microbiological, serological, chemical, immunohematological, hematological, biophysical, cytological, pathological or other examination of materials for the purpose of providing information for the diagnoses, prevention, or treatment of any disease.

Laboratoy Anatomical

Macroscopic and microscopic examination of tissues from surgical procedures.

Long Term Care Unit

Has separate CMS cerification as a nursing facility. Facility may accept private, state, or federal reimbursment. May provide health-related services to residents with a variety of physical conditions or functional disabilities.

Neonatal Nursery

Management of newborn infants requiring nearly constant observation, highly specialized services, and frequent interventions.

Nuclear Medicine

Clinical discipline concerned with the diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigative uses of radionuclides excluding the therapeutic use of sealed radiation sources.


Provides services for maternity and newborn services and may be supervised by a full-time maternal/fetal specialist.

Occupational Therapy

Evaluates the self-care, work, and leisure performance skills of well and disabled clients of all age ranges, and implements programs designed to restore and maintain the client's ability to accomplish daily living tasks.

Open Heart Surgery

Heart surgery where the chest has been opened and the blood re-circulated and oxygenated with the proper equipment and the necessary staff to perform the surgery.

Operating Room

Room designed solely for the purpose of performing surgical procedures.

Optometric Service

Examination, diagnoses, and treatment of conditions of the vision system.

Organ Bank

Repository for vital organs such as skin, eyes, and kidneys which have been donated to be used either in medical research or as transplants.

Organ Transplant

Service that (1) excises body organs from a live or cadaveric donaor, (2) implant the organ in a patient, and (3) provides supportive care to donor and receipent following implantation.

Outpatient Service

Organized services (or clinics) of a hospital for the provision of nonemergency medical and/or dental services for ambulatory patients.

Outpatient Surgery

Scheduled surgical services provided to patients who do not remain in the hospital overnight.

Pediatric Service

Provides acute care to pediatric patients in need of low intensity care.


Area of preparing, preserving, compounding, dispensing, and giving appropriate instructions in the use of drugs.

Physical Therapy

Outpatient program providing medical, health-related therapy, social, and/or vocational services to help disabled persons attain or retain their maximum, functional capacity.

Post Op Recovery

Professional care of patients during the post-anesthesia recovery period.

Psychiatric Service

A unit admitting and actively treating patients for a principal diagnosis that is listed in the most recent edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual or in Chapter Five ("Mental Disorders") of the International Classiification of Diseases, Clinical Modifications (ICD-9-CM).

Radiology Diagnostic

Involving CT Scanner, Diagnostic Radioisotope facility, magnetic resonance imaging, PET, SPECT, and Ultrasound.

Radiology Therapy

The branch of medicine concerned with radioactive substances and using various techniques of visualization, with the diagnoses and treatment of diseases using any of various sources of radiant energy.

Rehab Service

An inpatient unit offering intensive rehabilitation services for treatment of stroke, spinal cord injury, congenital deformity, amputation, major multiple trauma, fracture of femur, brain injury, polyarthritis, neurological disorders, and/or burns.


Providing procedures essential in maintaining life of seriously ill patients with respiratory problems.

Self Care Unit

Unit designed for those patients who are self sufficient in personal care but still require rehabilition and teaching.

Shock Trauma

Organization of health care resources by which major trauma patents are triaged, transported to, and treated at a licensed acute care hospital that routinely receives and manages the care of trauma patients.

Social Services

Organized services that are properly directed and suffficiently staffed by qualified individuals who provide assistance and counseling to patients and their families in dealing with social, emotional, and environmental problems associated with illness and disability.

Speech pathology

Testing, evaluation, counseling, rehabillitation related to the development, and disorders of speech, voice, or language.


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