Acute Care at DCMH

The success of the well-designed Acute Care department at Douglas County Memorial Hospital can be attributed to input from patients, families, physicians and staff who worked together to create a unique environment for healing.

With 11 patient rooms, the Acute Care department has several regular patient rooms along with different specialty-care units, with staff trained for each specialty.

Patient Room

OB Room


Acute admissions as well as custodial and skilled swing beds. RNs and medical staff are trained and current in Advance Cardiac Life Support and Trauma Services.

Five-star care in a five-star setting

Services include:

  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • OB/GYN (LDRP and Nursery)
  • Pediatrics
  • CCU


Patient Rooms
Designed around the needs of patients, families and caregivers

  • Significantly larger than typical patient rooms
  • Larger areas for patient, family and caregiver

Bariatric Room
Ensuring safety for patients and caregivers alike

  • Bariatric room accommodates patients up to 1,000 pounds
  • Independent lift allowing transfer from bed to bathroom

Physical and Occupational Therapy
On-site equipment supports improved recovery

  • Staffed by physical and occupational therapists
  • Conveniently located for orthopedic patients

Providing life-saving transport throughout south-central South Dakota

  • Over 20 patients a year transported via helicopter
  • Emergency room entrance accommodates patient plus entire trauma team

Bariatric Room

Bariatric Shower

Physical Therapy