CIMC’s Emergency Department evaluates and treats nearly 2500 cases a year. The emergency room is staffed at all times and supported by the medical center’s laboratory and diagnostic imaging departments to meet the acute medical needs of Catalina Island’s residents and visitors. About 150 patients a year require more intensive medical care and must be medically evacuated off the island.
Catalina Island Medical Center’s in-patient beds are available for acute care conditions such as:
• Congestive heart failure
• Infections or wound care requiring intravenous antibiotics
• Post-op care after surgery or hospitalization
Long-term care is available at CIMC’s skilled nursing facility, which is supported by physicians, nurses, a medical social worker, physical, occupational and speech therapists, a dietician, and an activities program. Residents in the skilled nursing facility may have a wide range of medical conditions that require on-going, long-term medical care and support.