Medicare Recognition at Altus Lumberton Hospital
If you are a Medicare beneficiary or are soon to be eligible, you may be wondering if any hospitals near you accept Medicare recipients.
Until recently, Lumberton residents had to travel as far as Beaumont in the south or Lufkin to the north for hospital services. For Medicare patients, the drive was often longer.
Thankfully, this all changed in December of 2019, when the Altus ER center in Lumberton made its transition from an emergency center to a hospital.
Meeting the Community’s Healthcare Needs
Since receiving Medicare accreditation, at Altus Lumberton Hospital, we’ve treated 1,100 Medicare recipient patients.
Additionally, since we became a hospital, we’ve admitted 176 patients, 53 of whom were Medicare beneficiaries.
Had our facility not been available, all these patients might have incurred additional travel costs and suffered unnecessary emotional distress by being far from their loved ones.
At Altus Lumberton Hospital, we don’t just provide world-class medical services; we also make sure to address our patients’ emotional needs.
Senior patients with underlying medical conditions need to know they can access quality medical services close to home. That is why becoming a Medicare recognized hospital was a priority to us.
Images from the ribbon cutting of the Medicare Recognition at Altus Lumberton Hospital ceremony January 2020.
Services and Most Common Diagnosis
Altus Hospital Lumberton provides the same benefits you would expect from any hospital, including:
- In-Patient Care (Overnight stays)
- 24/7 Emergency Care with minimum wait times
- In-House Local Certified Doctors
- Imaging Center (CT Scan and X-Ray)
- Pediatric Focused Rooms
- Patient Advocate
- On-Site Clinical Laboratory
Although our physicians are ready to diagnose and treat any medical condition, some are more common than others, such as:
- Chest pain
- Acute nasopharyngitis (common cold])
- Viral infection
- We treat initial and subsequent issues of strain of muscle, fascia, and tendon of the lower back as well as Strain of muscle, fascia, and tendon at neck level
- Acute pain due to trauma
- Acute cystitis with hematuria
- Essential (primary) hypertension
Ongoing Commitment with the Community
The decision to turn the most advanced emergency center in the area into a hospital could not have come at a better time.
The hospital was instrumental in addressing the community’s medical needs during the pandemic’s height, thanks to the familiarity and trust the people have in us. The strict sanitation protocols implemented meant patients could feel safe seeking care at the facility.