Emergency Services

We have developed an outstanding Emergency Services team who are experienced in caring for patients during a health crisis. From auto accidents, to broken bones and cuts, to acute respiratory problems, heart attack and stroke, and more. Our ER team's first goal is to diagnose and quickly stabilize patients. All of our ER nursing team receive advanced training in emergency medicine and trauma care. 

Imaging Services

Accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), our mammography unit allows a closer look at the tissues inside the breast using low energy x-rays to screen for canceror breast disease. Nuclear services are provided by Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologists who have been specially trained in nuclear medicine procedures. Services include cardiac, skeletal, genitourinary, pulmonary, and oncology imaging. Another important imaging tool is Ultrasound which uses sound waves to generate detailed images. Ultrasound services are available for cardiac, gynecological, vascular, abdominal, and breast imaging. 

Surgical Services

Oakdale has an experienced operating room team who ensures patient safety before, during, and after surgery. From arrival through discharge, every member of the surgery and hospital team work to keep families informed, answer patients' questions, provide education, prevent infection, and monitor the patient's experience. Achieving good outcomes defines our surgical program. Our services include endoscopy, orthopedics, gynecology, urology, general surgery, ophthalmology, dentistry, minimally invasive surgery, ENT, vascular surgery, and podiatry. 

Cardiology Services

Our non-invasive heart services include: EKG's; 24-hour Holter monitoring; echocardiography with cardiac doppler and color flow imaging; and contrast echocardiograms. To gain a better understanding of the heart and vessels, we also offer stress testing, including exercise treadmill; radionuclide exercise treadmill; pharmaceutical stress-echo; and radionuclide pharmaceutical stress test. These tests can help detect blockages in the vessels, valve problems, and other irregularities that can lead to damage to the heart muscle or heart failure if left undiagnosed and untreated. 

Laboratory Services

The Laboratory team plays an important role at Oakdale Community Hospital. CAP accredited, the lab complies with all regulatory guidelines associated with lab testing and offers services 24 hours a day. Clinical laboratory technologists, under the direction of a medical director, examine and analyze body fluids and specimens to provide physicians with key information about the patient's health. 

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