Surgical

Cardiovascular/Medical Specialties (F8)

F8 is a 30-bed adult inpatient unit specializing in the care and treatment of patients belonging to the Cardiology, Cardiothoracic (CT) Surgery, and Vascular Surgery teams, as well as Medicine teams.  Our interprofessional team works together to meet the needs of patients with heart and/or vascular conditions including patients recovering from open heart surgery transferred from the CVICU, lung surgery, angioplasty, pacemaker insertion, vascular surgery, aneurysm repair, amputations, heart attack, arrhythmias, heart failure, and wide variety of other conditions.  Patients on telemetry are remotely monitored, and portable bedside monitors are available for patients requiring closer observation.  F8 embraces the mission and values of the UAMS Integrated Clinical Enterprise philosophy of patient care delivery.

ENT/Ortho Surgical Specialties (F9)

F9 is a 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

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.

Neurology/Neurosurgery (H8)

H8 provides 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.