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Medical Oncology/Transplant (E7)

This unit 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 has an inpatient capacity of 30 beds. 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 social worker, pharmacist, clinical nurse specialist, and dietitian.

The Patient Education Department provides assistance to staff in the development of education materials and provides ongoing patient education classes for patients and their families. Care is provided to a broad spectrum of patients including general medicine, pulmonary, gastrointestinal illness and infectious diseases. We strongly believe in patient and family centered care and plan our care with the patient as the primary focus. The partnership between healthcare providers and the patient and families are designed to meet individual spiritual, emotional, social and medical needs.

Hospital Medicine Unit (H6)

H6 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.  H6 provides care to a wide variety of patients such as 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.   We also provide pre/postoperative care as well. The patient population ranges from young adult to geriatric.

Medical Oncology/Family Medicine (H7)

This unit has 30 private rooms and provides state of the art therapies to a wide range of medical oncology 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 central access devices, management of a variety of symptoms associated with the disease process and/or treatment, 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.

Neurology/Neurosurgery (H8)

We provide comprehensive quality care on a 30 bed unit to adolescent, adult, and geriatric neurology and neurosurgical patients in a caring and therapeutic environment. Neurosurgical services include, but are not limited to pre and post-op care for procedures, such as craniotomy, spinal decompression and brain stimulation and treatment of infections of the cranial and spinal areas. Neurological services consist of care of stroke, seizure monitoring and other Neurological disorders. Two seizure monitor rooms provide 24-hour audio and video monitoring with portable equipment to accommodate more rooms for those patients requiring ongoing observation and supervision.

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

Unit 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, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients, 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.