Floyd Valley Hospital
December 2013
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Give Yourself a Gift of Pain Relief
If you are one of the estimated 100 million Americans that suffer from chronic pain, relief is here.  Floyd Valley Hospital's Pain Management Team offers comprehensive services that address a patient's unique pain situation by providing individualized strategies to help manage and reduce pain. The pain management team consists of Dr. Steven Saulsbury, interventional radiologist, Gary Tillman, CRNA and DeeAne Otto, ARNP. The team works in conjunction with the patient's primary care provider to assure continuity of care and work together to find the best treatment plan for the patient. This plan may include working with physical therapists, occupational therapists, mental health professionals, social workers, dieticians and other specialists as needed to address both the physical and emotional components of pain.

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under the age of 45.  An estimated 42 million people report that pain or physical discomfort disrupts their sleep a few nights a week or more. The cost of chronic pain continues to grow, in both medical costs and lost productivity.  Chronic pain impacts overall enjoyment in life and is often associated with feeling depressed, impaired sleep, and inability to concentrate.  If you are dealing with pain and trying to cope with the effects, please call (712) 546-3640 to schedule an appointment with DeeAne Otto, ARNP.  There are many resources and treatment options available to help. 

 Pain Services
Construction Progress Will Shift Parking
for Some Visitors

Beginning on December11th, utility work will begin on the west side of the hospital building.  This will temporarily limit passage through the west parking area beyond the entrance to the medical building.  This process will also temporarily close the Administration entrance to hospital, but access will remain available directly to the patient floor through the west entrance.  The entrance to the Family Medicine Clinic - Le Mars and parking will not be affected with this phase of the construction project. 


Work will also begin on the north side of the building with the geothermal wells and relocation of utilities.  Some parking will be used as staging for equipment and the construction workers in addition to the relocation work itself.  The current reserved parking will shift for those with special needs, such as oncology and cardiac rehab patients.  We ask that you pay special attention to the parking spots you choose so that those with limited mobility can safely enter the building.  The Conference Center entrance will remain open during this time.  


We will continue to update the public on changes in traffic flow on campus throughout the construction process.  You may look for information on FloydValleyHospital.org by clicking the North Addition link.  You have questions or any concerns; please call Administration at (712) 546-3492.



 North Addition Information
What is Skilled Care?


Occasionally, patients in the hospital have a need for a longer stay due to chronic illness, complex injuries, trauma or medical complications that require daily involvement of skilled nursing or rehabilitation staff.  Most often these patients are too ill to go home.  Skilled care offers options for shorter stays if their needs warrant.   


At Floyd Valley Hospital we offer a skilled level of care.  The level of care is determined by individual patient needs and the intensity of care required.  Medical conditions that can be met in skilled care include infectious disease, IV antibiotics, sepsis, prolonged recovery, therapies (PT, OT, ST), pulmonary or cardiac conditions and wound care needs.  Custodial care (such as help with activities of daily living, like bathing and dressing) cannot qualify a patient for skilled care.


What is Skilled Care? 

714 Lincoln Street NE
Le Mars, IA 51031
Floyd Valley Hospital