Services

Simpson General offers the following services in our main hospital.

Acute Care

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Acute Care

Simpson General Hospital provides care to a wide variety of patients in our 25-bed critical access facility. Advanced technology and a highly trained staff are ready to meet the medical needs of our patients. Our staff is dedicated to providing care to all patients both during their hospital stay and through discharge planning to make their transition home easier for both patients and their families.

Currently, we are also caring for Covid-19 patients in our Covid Unit, which is a separate area of the hospital designated for these patients.

Respite and inpatient hospice services are available if admission criteria are met. Please contact RN Case Managers Jodi Miller or Teresa Windham, or Licensed Social Worker Jacqueline Bassett at 601.847.7217, 601.847.7100, or 601.847.7129.

Swing Bed/Rehab

Simpson General Hospital takes pride in providing exceptional post-acute care services to those who may need rehabilitation prior to returning home. The SGH Swing Bed program provides 24-hour, in-hospital, skilled nursing care services plus the benefit of rehabilitation therapies, in order to help patients reach an optimal level of functioning.

Our Swing Bed therapy services are available six days a week, and we offer physical, occupational, and speech rehabilitation therapy. In addition, we provide resident, family, and caregiver education and coordinated discharge planning.

To qualify for the Swing Bed program, the patient must have had a consecutive three-day acute level care hospital stay within the past 30 days. In addition, the patient must have a need for some form of skilled nursing service or skilled rehabilitation service that can be provided by this facility.

To learn more about payment for the Swing Bed program, click here

Inpatient Geriatric/Psych

At Simpson General Hospital, we provide individualized geriatric care in a warm, supportive atmosphere. The first step is a thorough evaluation to help determine what is causing any behavioral or mental changes, along with an exam to check for underlying medical issues.

Our staff works with the patient and family, along with other health professionals, to develop a course of treatment that best meets the needs of the individual. Treatment includes meetings with psychiatrists and/or group therapy to assist with emotional, mental, physical, and medication needs. Our nurses, psychiatrists, trained counselors, and social workers will help with all aspects of the patient’s life.

To ensure superior access and care, we offer:

  • A free confidential initial consultation to determine the appropriate level of care.
  • Assistance locating the least restrictive environment that can help meet the individual’s needs.
  • Management of patient’s secondary medical needs.
  • A history of satisfied patients and families.

 For more information, call 601.847.7129

24-Hour Emergency Department

Simpson General Hospital Emergency Department is ready to meet your needs. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.

We are staffed by highly qualified physicians, nurse practitioners, and other nursing staff who are committed to quality care. Simpson General is also proud to be a participant in TeleMed.  At SGH, we realize that patients and families want their needs taken care of a quickly as possible, that’s why we offer excellent and efficient care.

To reach out Emergency Service department, call 601.847.2224

X-Ray, Ultrasound, and CT

The Radiology Department at Simpson General Hospital offers:

  • General X-ray exams
  • Outpatient MRI exams
  • Computed Tomography (CT) exams
  • General Ultrasound exams (abdominal, OB/GYN,)
  • Echocardiograms (EKG)
  • Vascular exams (Carotid Doppler and Lower Extremity Doppler)

 All of our exams are performed by Registered Radiologic Technologists and Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

Laboratory

Simpson General Hospital provides quality laboratory services performed by skilled clinical laboratory personnel. Our laboratory offers a wide range of testing and services, including: 

  • Clinical Chemistry – general chemistry panels, lipid panel, thyroid testing, testosterone, cardiac markers, PSA, vitamin D, anemia panel, microalbumin and hemoglobin A1c for diabetes management, therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Hematology – complete blood counts (CBC), ESR
  • Serology – influenza A & B, strep, mono, h pylori, RSV, pregnancy tests
  • Coagulation – prothrombin time/INR for Coumadin monitoring, PTT, D-Dimers
  • Urinalysis – with microscopic examination
  • Immunohematology – type and screen, and crossmatch compatible donor units for transfusion
  • Substance abuse testing – pre-employment, post accident, general screening
  • Covid-19 Testing – rapid antigen and molecular-based testing
Respiratory Therapy

The Respiratory Care Department at Simpson General Hospital provides a full range of respiratory care, including: 

  • Pulmonary function tests
  • EKG’s
  • Acute respiratory care
  • Oxygen (inpatient and home qualifying test)
  • Maintenance of pulmonary conditions such as COPD
  • Ventilator management
  • BiPAP management

In addition, we support SGH’s emergency services through drawing arterial blood gas and providing certified neonatal resuscitation, acute cardiac life support, and pediatric acute life support.

Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy

Our outpatient therapy services provide expert treatment for patients of all ages. Our services include:

  • Physical Therapy – helps restore and maintain maximum movement and functional ability. It can improve the patient’s mobility, balance, range of motion, and physical strength.
  • Occupational Therapy – is focused on improving and maintaining quality of life, and it can help people adapt to life change and improve their functional abilities. Occupational therapists can provide training and guidance on self-care skills such as bathing, dressing, feeding, and grooming.
  • Speech Therapy – helps with all aspects of communication, including listening, reading, writing, and language interpretation. Speech therapists can also assist with chewing and swallowing problems.

Our outpatient therapy services are commonly used to treat people with joint pain, spinal cord injuries, strokes, back/neck pain, sports injuries and developmental delays. We also see patients who have experienced joint replacement surgery, motor vehicle accidents, or worker’s comp injuries.

For more information, call 601.847.5547.

Outpatient Behavioral Health

Simpson General Hospital’s Behavioral Health Department offers an intensive outpatient day treatment program for patients with a psychiatric diagnosis that requires fewer than 12 hours of therapy per week. Patients with psychiatric and emotional stress disorders can benefit from this less restrictive environment. Our staff consists of a psychiatrist, social worker, and nurse who provide treatment and monitor patient status on an ongoing basis.

Therapy and treatment plans are individually developed for each patient and may include:

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Activity Therapy
  • Nurse Education

Our intensive behavioral health program provides structural therapy three days a week, allowing patients to maintain their daily routines and live at home. This level of care is especially beneficial as an interim step from inpatient care to home living.

Program services for qualified patients are covered by Medicare Part B and most major health insurance plans. For more information, call 601.847.7129.

Partial Hospitalization Program

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) at Simpson General Hospital is a comprehensive, short-term outpatient program that provides support and treatment for adults facing emotional or mental difficulties, as well as those who have substance abuse problems. PHP offers an effective transition from hospitalization and an alternative to inpatient care for depression and conditions related to the aging process. 

The program’s supportive group format reduces feelings of isolation and hopelessness as individuals discover that they are not alone in their struggle for emotional and mental wellness. It offers an effective way to ease the symptoms of conditions such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Grief and loss
  • Memory loss
  • Early symptoms of dementia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Aggression and hostility
  • Schizophrenia
  • Abuse of medication
  • Other emotional, psychological, or behavioral disorders

The goal of PHP is to help participants understand their current problems and improve their coping skills. We do this through:

  • Multidisciplinary evaluation
  • Group therapy
  • Stress management
  • Goal setting
  • Improving support systems
  • Family therapy
  • Psychiatric evaluation and treatment 

Our participants learn relaxation skills and how to overcome negative thoughts. We also work on developing good sleep and nutritional habits.

For more information or to make a referral, call 601.847.7129.

1842 Simpson Highway 149

Mendenhall, MS 39114

(601) 847-2221

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