Here to Serve You
Bay Area Hospital pharmacy provides inpatient pharmacy services. Chemotherapy services are provided through our outpatient infusion clinic. We provide complete antibiotic and anticoagulation dosing and monitoring services. Pharmacy consultations are available to assist the wound nurse, dietitian, psychiatric services specialist and Bay Area Hospital physicians any time our services are needed.
Hours of Operation
Bay Area Hospital’s pharmacy is fully staffed with a registered pharmacist 24-hours a day, seven days a week, to provide support services to patients and staff of the hospital.
1775 Thompson Road, Coos Bay, OR 97420
Better Living with Rehab Services
The Rehabilitation Services department at Bay Area Hospital is committed to providing exceptional care. We provide services to patients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status due to injury, disease or other causes.
Physical and Occupational Therapy
Physical and occupational therapy focus on improving strength, endurance, flexibility, motor control and stability to support normal functional activities.
Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and language therapy focus on communication skills and swallowing dysfunction.
Bay Area Hospital no longer offers outpatient rehabilitation services.
For South Coast residents living with end-stage kidney disease, falling ill used to require frequent trips out of town for treatment. That all changed in 2017, when Bay Area Hospital added inpatient dialysis to our broad range of services.
Led by nephrologist, Hammad Qadir, MD, our team of professionals offers acute dialysis, chronic dialysis, and peritoneal dialysis. So whether you’re suffering from any stage of kidney disease or an acute kidney injury, the right treatment is readily available. These services are contracted out through Davita Kidney Care.
Lab & Pathology
Bay Area Hospital’s laboratory provides quality testing for the southern Oregon coast. Staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the laboratory provides full-service diagnostic testing for inpatients and outpatients. Accredited by the College of American Pathologists, our medical laboratory scientists (MLS) are trained to perform, assess and report hematology, coagulation, blood bank, chemistry, urinalysis, and microbiology tests. We are staffed with licensed cytotechnologists and two pathologists from the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
To contact the lab at Bay Area Hospital please call 541-269-8071.
The laboratory offers four COVID-19 testing options for inpatients or those who have a provider’s referral (in the form of Antigen, NAAT, PCR) with same day results.
The pathology department processes tissues and biopsies to determine if there is a malignancy or other disease processes going on. Pathologists determine their findings using various techniques including microscopes, special stains, and genetic testing.
Cytotechnologists use microscopes and special stains to screen for malignancies and abnormalities, mainly from PAP smears, bodily fluids, and fine needle aspirates.
Microbiologists culture specimens from potential infection sites looking for bacterial, fungal, and/or viral infectious agents. Infectious bacteria can then be tested against different antibiotics to determine effective drug treatments.
This department performs blood types on patients that may need to receive a transfusion due to blood loss or anemia. The technologist will “crossmatch” the patient’s blood with the donor’s blood to find compatible blood products for the transfusion. Our blood donor supply comes from the American Red Cross, which routinely holds blood drives in our community.
This department performs complete blood counts (CBCs) and differentials on blood and body fluids using automated analyzer microscopes. CBCs are one of the most common laboratory tests requested by providers because providers obtain information such as white blood cell count (WBC), red blood cell count/hemoglobin, and platelet count all at once.
Coagulation testing includes testing the blood to see if it clots in a normal time frame. Various drugs called anticoagulants are given to patients to prevent their blood from clotting at a fast rate. The most common coagulation test ordered is called the Protime/INR test.
This department uses automated analyzers to test for metabolic chemicals, hormones, and drugs from plasma and serum. Some common tests include: cholesterol, lipid panels, potassium, cardiac markers, pregnancy, thyroid, and substance use testing.
Industrial drug screen collection services are also available. More extensive referral resting is provided by Mayo Clinic Laboratories.
Bay Area Hospital’s laboratory is affiliated with the Oregon Institute of Technology as a site for Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) externship students as a teaching lab.
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
More than seven million Americans aren’t getting the sleep they need. Studies show that if you’re not getting a good seven hours of sleep per night, your health could be at serious risk. Lack of sleep can cause irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke. The Bay Area Hospital Sleep Study Center can help resolve your sleepless nights. If you’re experiencing any of the following signs and symptoms of sleep apnea, ask your doctor for a referral to the Bay Area Hospital Sleep Study Center:
- Loud snoring
- Abrupt awakening
- Daytime sleepiness
- Memory loss
- An inability to focus at work or school
- Acid reflux
- Neck measurement of more than 17 inches for men, 16 inches for women
- Waking up gasping for air
Spend the Night With Us
We’re the only sleep center on the south coast that’s accredited by the American Association of Sleep Medicine. We have highly trained specialists who will talk with you about your symptoms and problems. The Bay Area Hospital Sleep Study Center is the only place on the coast you’ll find an on-site registered polysomnographic technologist to study your sleep patterns. We pride ourselves on providing a welcoming, comfortable, and soothing sleep environment. Your room is well decorated and has a TV, high-quality bed linens, and toiletries. When you wake up the following morning, you can enjoy a continental breakfast.
Based on our findings, we’ll design a treatment plan especially for you. It may include medical treatment or changes to your daily habits and sleep schedule. We work with you to find the solution that best fits your life. We offer the follow-up support you need to get a full night’s rest.
Thanks to digital technology, the expertise of Oregon’s world-class teaching hospital is available to some Bay Area Hospital patients –without a trip to Portland.
The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Telemedicine Network gives patients real time access to the latest specialty care including stroke treatment and pediatric intensive care. This secure two-way video technology avoids the risk and expense of long-distance medical transport and keeps patients close to their homes and families.
How It Works
Bay Area Hospital connects with OHSU specialists using a two-way audio-video communications cart. OHSU physicians can steer the camera remotely, allowing them to examine patients, monitor vital signs, read X-rays and CT scans, consult with local physicians, and even speak with patients and family members.
After these long distance consultations, some stroke victims and critically ill children are flown to Portland for specialized care at OHSU. However, most patients stay at Bay Area Hospital, confident that doctors at both hospitals are collaborating on the best possible treatment.
Better Care, Lower Cost
Using telemedicine, Bay Area Hospital’s experienced board-certified physicians can take advantage of OHSU’s specialized experts to employ the latest, most advanced medical knowledge.
Telemedicine is one of the ways Bay Area Hospital offers world-class care, close to home.
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