The Ambulatory Care Center provides pre-surgical testing and education; injections, such as antibiotics; IV therapy; hydration therapy; transfusions of blood and blood products; laboratory tests; minor surgery; patient preparation and follow-up for myelograms, CT scans, guided biopsies and other invasive and non-invasive tests; pain blocks; lumbar punctures; PICC lines; and teaching for self-catheterization, diabetes and other health conditions. The department also provides pre- and post-operative care for outpatient surgeries. The staff consists of registered nurses and LPNs.
The Emergency Department is an 11-bed, Level II trama center. Care is provided to both the adult and pediatric population. Two additional swing beds are available in the neighboring Ambulatory Care department. The Emergency Department is staffed by board-certified physicians. The nursing staff is BCLS and ACLS certified and includes registered nurses and emergency room technicians. A triage nurse is available during peak hours, keeping wait times to an average of less than an hour. Our average time for administering clot-busting drugs to heart attack patients is 30 minutes, meeting the American College of Cardiology standard.
The seven-bed Intensive Care/Critical Care unit is also used for telemetry overflow, and accepts patients from age 12. The most common diagnoses are respiratory distress, CVA, GI bleeding and cardiovascular. The most common surgical patients are major abdominal and orthpedic trauma surgeries.The staff is composed of registered nurses with support from PCAs as needed. The day shift is supported by a unit secretary/monitor tech on weekdays. The unit also enjoys excellent patient satisfaction scores.
The 38-bed Medical/Surgical unit includes a 16-bed telemetry service. Patients are ages 6 and older. The most common medical diagnoses include pneumonia, CVA, GI bleeding and cardiovascular. The most common surgical patients are abdominal and orthopedic surgeries. The staff consists of registered nurses, LPNs and PCAs, with support staff including unit secretaries and monitor techs.
Nursing Administration handles all staffing and supplemental staffing of nurses throughout the hospital. The house managers are also part of this department.
The Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) provides Phase I post-operative care to the surgery patient and is staffed with a registered nurse.
The Security unit is a lock-down medical/surgical unit for the local prison population, with separate units for male and female prisoners. The unit is staffed with registered nurses and a unit secretary/patient care assistant.
Surgical Services provides surgical and endoscopic procedures for inpatients and outpatients. The staff is made up of registered nurses, scrub technicians, instrument technicians, a scheduling secretary, nursing assistants and environmental services technicians. The department consists of three general operating rooms, one endoscopy suite and one cystoscopy suite.
The Transitional Care Unit is an 18-bed skilled nursing facility which provides holistic care to two types of resident populations: short term residents with rehabilitative, medical or terminal care needs, including IV therapy, central venous lines, PICC lines, pain control, education, wound care, and physical, occupational and speech therapies; and long-term residents requiring skilled services. The staff consists of registered nurses, LPNs, SRNAs, a social service designee, an activity director and an MDS coordinator. The unit has received the hospital's Pillar of Excellence award.
The Women's Center provides nursing care for the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum patient; gynecological medical and surgical patient; plastic surgery patient and normal newborn. The unit has eight postpartum/gyn rooms and four LDRs. The staff consists of registered nurses and unit secretaries. Services provided include fetal monitoring, a fetal monitoring surveillance system, ultrasound and phototherapy.
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