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Admission Assessment (H6C)/Observation (A4)  

A4, scheduled to open in early 2018, will have 12-beds.  This unit will provide comprehensive quality care to patients who require a short term hospital stay following a surgical procedure or to stabilize a medical condition. Patients are admitted as an observation patient and usually stay in the hospital for 24 hours or less.  A multidisciplinary approach to care for these patients is utilized to maximize our ability to care for patients in a short period of time.  H6C has 7 beds and also receives patients who may need immediate intervention while waiting for a bed to become available on their specialty unit.”

Hospital Medicine Unit (H6)

H6 is a 30-bed medical specialty unit dedicated to the delivery of comprehensive medical care to hospitalized patients.  Patients’ care spans across diagnosis and periodic re-admissions for treatment. Specialty nursing skills utilized on these units include provision of support to families and patients related to the psychosocial and emotional issues encountered with the diagnoses. A multidisciplinary approach to care is utilized and includes a Hospitalist physician, case manager, social worker, pharmacist, rehab services, respiratory therapist, and dietitian.   H6 provides care to a wide variety of patients with diseases such as Liver Disease, End-Stage Renal Disease, Respiratory Conditions, Gastro-Intestinal Disease, and Musculoskeletal/Integumentary Diseases. Many of the patients are on remote telemetry, which is a part of their cardiac work-up as well as surveillance. Nurses are highly respected and a vital part of the interdisciplinary team.

Medical Oncology/Family Medicine (H7)

H7 has 30 private rooms and provides state of the art therapies to a wide range of medical oncology patients, gynecology oncology (surgical) patients, and family medicine patients. Practicing in this environment allows the RN to develop skills in chemotherapy and biotherapy administration, management of a range of IV medication administration and central access devices, management of a variety of symptoms associated with the disease process and/or treatment, care of the post-op patient, and development of skills in emotional support and palliative care. This area also provides learning opportunities in all areas of medical-surgical nursing. A strong interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, and social workers support the patient in their various therapies.

Medical Oncology/Transplant (E7)

E7 has 28 private rooms and provides state of the art therapies, including stem cell transplant, to a wide range of medical oncology patients. Practicing in this environment allows the registered nurse to develop skills in chemotherapy and biotherapy administration, management of a range of IV central access devices and a variety of symptoms associated with the disease and/or treatment, and the development of skills in emotional support and palliative care. A strong interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, and social workers who support the patient in their various therapies.

 

Medical Specialties (F6)

F6 is a 30-bed medical/surgical patient care unit, that provides 24 hour care to acutely ill patients, as well as palliative care for specialty patients and hospice patients.  F6 provides care to a wide variety of patients with diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis, Liver Disease, End-Stage Renal Disease, Respiratory Conditions, Immune Systems Diseases, Gastro-Intestinal Disease, and Musculoskeletal/Integumentary Diseases. Remote telemetry is available for patients who are presenting with clinical cardiac concerns who present with a history of cardiac disease.  Patients receive comprehensive medical care which spans diagnosis and periodic re-admissions for treatment. Specialty nursing skills utilized on these units include provision of support to families and patients related to the psychosocial and emotional issues encountered with the diagnoses. A multidisciplinary approach to care is utilized and includes a case manager, social worker, pharmacist, rehab services, respiratory therapist, and dietitian.

Medical/Surgical Unit specializing in Solid Organ Transplantation (H9)

H9 is a 30 bed medical/surgical adult inpatient unit serving general medical and surgical patients from adolescent age to geriatrics. The unit specializes in the care of the adult renal and liver failure patients, solid organ transplant patients, renal failure patients requiring peritoneal dialysis, general surgery patients, colorectal and urology patients. H9 also cares for moderate to high acuity and progressive care patients. Through an interdisciplinary approach, quality care is delivered to our patients using a customized primary nursing modality to meet the physical, emotional, and educational needs of both the patient and their family.

Neurology/Neurosurgery (H8)

H8 is a 30 bed unit that provides care to adolescent, adult, and geriatric Neuroscience patients. Up to 6 beds are designated for Neurosurgical and Neurologic progressive patients requiring more intensive assessments and interventions.  Diagnoses include; craniotomy, spinal surgery, deep brain stimulation, lumbar drain management, brain injury, stroke and provoked seizure monitoring.

Stem Cell Transplant (F7)

F7 is a 30 bed transplant unit specializing in the care of multiple myeloma patients.  Practicing in this environment allows the registered nurse to develop skills in chemotherapy and biotherapy administration, management of a range of IV central access devices and a variety of symptoms associated with the disease and/or treatment, and the development of skills in emotional support and palliative care. A strong interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, and social workers who support the patient in their various therapies.