Cardiovascular/Medical Specialties (F8)

F8 is a 30 bed adult (age 18 and older) inpatient unit specializing in the care and treatment of patients belonging to the Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Vascular Surgery teams, as well as Medicine and Hospitalists teams.   Patients are received from the Emergency Department, Outpatient clinics, transfers from outside facilities, and transfers from other units/departments at UAMS.

F8 embraces the mission and values of UAMS and the Clinical Programs Nursing Department philosophy of patient care delivery.

ENT/Ortho Surgical Specialties (F9)

This 30-bed unit provides care to adult and adolescent patients with surgical conditions. Orthopedic procedures include digit and limb re-implantation, joint replacement, re-constructive surgery, the latest in internal and external fixation of fractures. In addition, nurses care for extensive Head and Neck (ENT) patients, for large wounds, including muscle flaps, as well as plastic surgery patients. The experienced primary nurse will care for patients with tracheostomies, free flaps, stomas, wound vacs and various drains, TPN or PEGs, as well as manage other complicated interventions. The needs of the surgical patient bring together the physician, nurse, social worker, rehabilitation specialists, ET nurse, respiratory therapist, psychiatric nurse, patient educator, case manager and dietician for a multidisciplinary approach to care.

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.

Observation (A4)  

A4, newly opened in 2018, has 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.

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.