The Medical-Pediatric Unit is a 26 bed unit on the hospital’s first floor consisting of 12 private and 7 semi-private rooms. Caring for patients and family is offered using a team approach, offering a variety of services to patients of all ages.
Pediatric care is offered with a close observation room, medical, surgical, and diagnostic services. Semi-private rooms accommodate our youngest patients, aged newborn to sixteen years, while allowing a parent or support person to stay during the pediatric patient’s hospitalization. Staffing is based on acuity of diagnosis and varies from 1:1 to 1:3 (nurse to patient ratio). Nurses understand and meet the needs of the pediatric patient including pediatric medications and equipment and are certified in PEARS, PALS, BLS, and ACLS. Safety is important and patients younger than eight years of age are provided with a security bracelet.
Medical care is offered with private and semi-private rooms for patients who are young adults to geriatrics. Staffing is provided based on patient needs for a variety of acute and chronic illnesses including: endocrinology, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, wounds, and infectious diseases. Continuity of care for patients transferring from the Intensive Care or Progressive Care units can be provided with continuous cardiac monitoring (telemetry) available on all beds on the unit.
A multidisciplinary team approach is used to plan individualized care for each patient. Nurses are certified in BLS, ACLS, and end-of-life care. Safety is important for all of our patients, especially for our geriatric patients. Outpatient services are also provided for observation diagnoses or outpatient antibiotic infusions, blood/blood product transfusions, and injections when the Ambulatory Care Unit is unable to accommodate these services.