Sky Lakes Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-owned, internationally accredited acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to the people it serves. As a leader in the health care industry, Sky Lakes also an economic and social asset for the community.
Sky Lakes serves more than 80,000 people in Klamath and Lake counties in south-central Oregon, and Modoc and Siskiyou counties in northern California.
As the only hospital in a 10,000-square-mile area, Sky Lakes combines small-town charm and neighborliness with big-city medical expertise in our facility, which is licensed for 176 beds.
Sky Lakes is ISO 9001 certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and is one of only a handful of hospitals in Oregon to achieve this honor. ISO 9001 is recognized by business and industry around the world as the benchmark for continual quality improvement. It is recognition of technical excellence that patients and their families can trust.
A 10-member board of directors is our direct connection to our community. Those volunteers set policy direction that is put into action through our senior management team..
Sky Lakes Medical Center, in partnership with Oregon Health & Science University, is constructing the Sky Lakes Collaborative Health Center , a four-story nearly 100,000-square-foot building adjacent to Cascades East Family Medicine Clinic on the Sky Lakes campus to support collaboration and innovation in the way health care is delivered.
Completion of a two-level parking structure means there will be plenty of spaces for patients' and visitors' vehicles. Watch a 2-minute video of the structure's construction .
Sky Lakes Medical Center determines its standard charges for patient services with the use of a chargemaster system, which is a list of charges for the components of patient care that go into patients' bills. These are the baseline rates for services provided at this hospital.
Government insurance plans such as Medicare and Medicaid do not pay the chargemaster rates. These payers have their own rate schedules that hospitals are obligated to accept.
Commercial insurance payments are based on contract negotiations with managed care payers and may or may not reflect the standard charges.
Patients without commercial insurance or not covered by a government health care plan should contact Sky Lakes prior to a procedure to request an estimate and discuss payment terms and/or Financial Assistance .
Medical emergencies happen. At all hours of the night. On any day of the year. You can't plan for them, but you can be ready in the event one occurs.
For many patients, the emergency room is the first place they turn for healthcare.
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association awarded Sky Lakes Emergency Department a Gold Plus award for its continued success using the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke program. The department also is listed in the Honor Roll Elite for its performance in the Target: Stroke program . Meet the Sky Lakes Stroke Team .
The Sky Lakes Emergency Department sees nearly 30,000 patients each year. We are always open and can handle life-threatening medical emergencies of any nature. Read the Sky Lakes Trauma Program's 2018 annual report (PDF) .
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