Infectious Disease

If you have contracted an infectious disease, the clinical experts and doctors at Memorial Hospital will provide prompt diagnosis and skilled treatment.

Our doctors and nurses in Memorial Urgent Care and in our Emergency Room at Memorial Hospital provide skilled treatment, as do our other providers, including care for:

  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Sepsis syndrome
  • HIV/AIDS infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Infusion services
  • Central nervous system infections (meningitis and encephalitis)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Management of antibiotic-associated complications
  • Wound care

On-Site Laboratory Diagnostics

Time is of the essence in diagnosing the type of infection a patient is fighting. Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory uses state-of-the-art technology to provide rapid on-site diagnosis for many infections, within two hours in most cases, enabling treatment to begin earlier for your recovery.

Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory houses the GeneXpert and illumigene® molecular diagnostics equipment, which rapidly amplify and analyze the DNA of bacteria in test samples taken from patient body fluids, stool samples, or tissues.