Effective treatment depends on an accurate understanding of each patient. Each patient admitted to Davis Memorial Hospital receives a comprehensive evaluation. All inpatients are medically evaluated through a physical examination, and other procedures and laboratory tests as indicated. Information from patient interviews, family interviews, referral sources, clinical observations, the medical evaluations, and psychological tests are combined by the attending professional staff members and the multi-specialty treatment team to form a diagnosis. Our nurses provide patients and families with information that helps them understand and use their medications safely and correctly. The comprehensive evaluation provides the basis for the treatment plan specifically designed for each patient, targeting what he or she needs to achieve to be ready to return to the community.