Critical Care Unit - CCU
Each of the private rooms in the Critical Care Unit is equipped with a monitoring unit capable of monitoring the heart rhythm, pressures inside the heart, and other vital signs. The nursing staff is specially trained to care for patients with conditions such as heart attacks, lung diseases, near drowning, traumatic accidents, and serious surgeries.
Visiting hours are limited depending on the patient's condition, but the nurse is available to family members to provide updates on a patient's condition or to assist them in finding any other information they may need.
Progressive Care Unit - PCU
The primary focus of the Progressive Care Unit is cardiac and respiratory care, however patients are placed in the PCU as the physician deems necessary. Telemetry or cardiac monitors are available for close monitoring of all PCU patients as well as remote cardiac monitoring in medical and surgical departments. The PCU staff have specialized skills that include advanced cardiac and respiratory assessment, cardiac rhythm interpretation, and the monitoring of cardiogenic drug interactions.
Surgical Nursing Unit
The Surgery Unit is located on the second floor, where the majority of the patients come to the hospital to be admitted on the morning of their surgery.
Patients return from the Operating Room and PACU (Recovery Room) to the Surgery Unit where they remain until discharge. The staff monitor patients closely and instruct patients on the disease processes and how to care for themselves when they return home.
Medical units accept patients 18 years of age or older with a variety of medical conditions including, but not limited to, complications of diabetes, chronic respiratory and cardiac disease, pneumonia, and circulatory disorders.
The nursing staff on this unit has a variety of nursing experience that provides a team approach to provide excellence in patient care.
The Pediatric Unit offers services to patients 18 years of age and under. Pediatricians and nursing staff evaluate health needs, treat medical and surgical illnesses, provide education to patients and families, and assist with resources for home care as part of discharge planning. The pediatric nurses in this unit are dedicated to patient education and involvement in outreach programs that reach our pediatric population. The nurses of this unit offer a Safe Sitters program on a quarterly basis to promote enhanced skills related to safety, care of children and, basic first aid.