Medical Surgical Nursing:
3 West, 4 East North, 4 East South, 4 West, ICU and PCU
3 West is a 9 bed, private room, short term elective surgical stay unit. Average nurse to patient ratio is 1:5.
4 East North is a 15-bed unit for orthopaedic, oncology and general medical-surgical patients. Nurses’ care for complex acute patients, whose average length of stay can range from three to five days. A clinical leader without a direct patient assignment is available to assist and support staff during peak weekday shifts. Average nurse to patient ratio is 1:5..
4 East South is a 20-bed unit specializing in the care of the cardiac patient who requires telemetry monitoring. Nurses care for patients requiring diagnostic cardiac testing, cardiac catheterization, and medical management of chest pain and heart failure. There is a clinical leader without a direct patient assignment to assist and support the staff during peak weekday shifts. Nurse to patient ratio averages 1:5.
4 West is a 20 bed medical-surgical unit. Medical patients on this unit tend to have a primary respiratory diagnosis. A clinical leader without a direct patient assignment is available to assist and support staff during peak weekday shifts. Average nurse to patient ratio is 1:5.
Critical Care Nursing
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a 10-bed unit specializing in the care of the critically ill patient. The nurses are highly skilled and competent in the care of complex surgical patients, patients needing IABP therapy, ventilator therapy, CCRT and those with complex dysrhythmias. The unit strives for a 1:2 nurse-patient ratio.
Progressive Care Nursing
The Progressive Care Unit (PCU) is a 9-bed unit specializing in the care of patients requiring monitoring, nursing assessments, and interventions approximately every two hours. The nurses have advanced training in the care of cardiac, renal, pulmonary, and surgical disease processes. The average nurse-patient ratio is 1:3.
All inpatient units utilize professional and support staff to provide patient care. These units are fast paced and focus on excellence in clinical practice and awareness of professional issues. Nurses are expected to be reflective, critical thinkers and to search out opportunities for self-development, be willing to share strengths and expertise, and be involved in unit decision-making. Individual and team accountability for performance is emphasized to achieve success. This professional environment will stretch clinical, creative, and nursing leadership abilities.
Our collaborative practice model requires an interdisciplinary team comprised of representatives from Nursing, Social Work, Case Management, Food and Nutritional Services, Respiratory, Pharmacy, Professional Development Specialists, Rehabilitation staff and an Evidence Based Practice Committee. These colleagues are readily available on all units during the peak activity hours. Multi-disciplinary discharge rounds, a Nutritional Support team, Ethics Committee, Infection Control Committee and Pharmacy Therapeutic Committee maintain open lines of communication and provide staff an opportunity for involvement and development