Other Services VH Western Massachusetts

Other Services

Vibra Hospital uses an interdisciplinary team approach to care that helps our patients return to the highest quality of life possible. In addition to our core services, we offer: 

Advanced Nutrition: When illness or surgery adversely affects a patient’s stomach or digestive system, we administer medication and nutrition through a PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) or a PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) until the patient recovers.

Brain Injury: Brain injuries can be as sudden as they are devastating. Our interdisciplinary approach to caring for patients with brain injuries includes all aspects of rehabilitation and recovery.

Case Managemen: Our case management team coordinates and facilitates the transfer of patients to our hospital from all referral sources.

Diagnostic Imaging: Skilled and certified technicians operate our imaging equipment, and we make every effort to perform the testing in as prompt and as convenient a manner as possible.

Direct Admission: For your convenience, our hospital accepts direct admissions.

Geriatric Services: Our interdisciplinary team of geriatric specialists includes physicians, rehabilitation therapists, dietitians and mental-health professionals. Their objective is to help our senior patients live life to its fullest.

Pulmonary Rehab: The aim of our pulmonary rehab team is to determine your capacity for respiratory recovery and then help you reach your fullest level of function. Our rehab regimen includes testing, education, breathing retraining and nutritional counseling.

Medically Complex Care/Acute Rehabilitation: The Medically Complex/Acute Rehabilitation Program is suited for patients who have completed their acute hospital stay but still require acute care services. This program specializes in pulmonary and acute rehabilitation with the goal of transitioning patients to a less intensive level of care. Services include: ventilator support/weaning, wound management and hemodialysis.

Long-Term Care: The Long-Term Care Program at Vibra Hospital has been designed to provide the quality chronic care you’re seeking. Our program’s focal point is to identify and handle a wide array of physical, psychosocial, religious and recreational needs. With our chronic care, medical services and specialized rehabilitation programs, we help our patients achieve and maintain their highest possible level of independence and quality of life. We offer a wide range of skilled nursing and rehabilitative services.

Services include:

  • short-term rehabilitation
  • medically complex care/acute rehab.
  • telemetry
  • pulmonary care
  • long-term care
  • clinical services
  • IV therapy
  • PICC   HICKMAN
  • midline
  • hospice
  • physical therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • wound care
  • colostomy care
  • peripheral line
  • antibiotics
  • triple lumen
  • hemodialysis
  • respiratory Care
  • ventilator support/weaning
  • TPN
  • trach care
  • C-PAP
  • cardiac rehab (CABG)
  • G-Tube
  • heparin
  • nutritional and dietitian services
  • case management
  • ancillary services
  • speech therapy

We provide assistance in applying to the Massachusetts Medicaid Program

Physicians

Your clinical treatment is the chief responsibility of your physician. As a member of the medical staff, your physician makes the necessary arrangements for laboratory services, X-rays, medications, special diets and any other treatment or service. All physicians admitted to the staff are graduates of recognized schools of medicine and hold a current state license. 
They represent a wide range of specialties, are board certified and many have subspecialty board certification. Specialties represented at Vibra Hospital include pulmonary disease, pulmonary disease with a special certification in critical care, nephrology, cardiovascular disease, gastroenterology, neurology, general surgery, vascular surgery, radiology, oncology/hematology, podiatry, ENT, urology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, infectious diseases, psychiatry, and endocrinology, and physiatry.

Nursing

Nursing services are provided around the clock to meet each patient’s unique needs. Through the Department of Nursing, care plans are created in conjunction with physicians, therapists and specialists in other disciplines.

Respiratory Therapists

Under the direction of the medical staff, our team of respiratory therapists evaluates, treats and manages patients with cardiopulmonary problems. They also provide preventive care.

Radiology

Using advanced equipment, the radiology staff performs a variety of X-rays and diagnostic services that play an important role in diagnosing many illnesses.

Surgical Services

Surgical services are available for patients around the clock. If necessary, for some specialty procedures, patients may be transferred to another facility.

Laboratory

Operating under the direction of a physician, the laboratory is responsible for conducting any tests that are ordered.

Pharmacy

An integral part of the patient care team is our staff of licensed pharmacists. They prepare medications and provide special dietary supplements necessary for proper nutrition.

Food Services and Nutrition Support

The goal of our dietitian is to strive to meet your nutritional needs and prepare diets as ordered by your physician. The dietitian also performs periodic nutritional assessments and monitors your nutrition plan. Please make the dietitian aware of your food preferences and any food allergies you may have.

Case Management

A wide range of social services – including counseling, discharge planning, referrals to community agencies and securing medical equipment for home use – is provided through our Case Management Department. Family members are also invited to take part in counseling.

Chaplain Services

There are chaplains on standby to assist you and your family with any needs or concerns. Your minister is also welcome to visit at any time.