The Medical-Surgical Unit is where most patients spend the night at St. Francis Hospital. On the unit, we serve adults and children who are hospitalized to receive medicines and treatments or who are staying for recovery from surgical procedures. Our unit has up to 40 beds of which are all private.
Our nursing staff has a wide variety of training and experience. Because we treat everyone from infants to elderly patients, we encourage our nurses to be lifelong learners along with taking classes in current medical procedures and technology. Nurses on "Med-Surg" work with many other professionals including doctors, social workers, dietitians, pharmacists and physical, occupational and speech therapists, and respiratory therapists in developing a plan for care to fit each individual patient.
Nursing care is based upon respect for the dignity and worth of every individual. We believe that each patient has the right to receive quality care based on individual needs and age. Patients and their families are involved in establishing priorities for care that best meet their needs. Education about health maintenance is available on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Circle of Life Room
Because we believe in compassionate, dignified, end of life care, we provide a larger private room for patients and families that will need short term comfort care only.
Because we encourage all pediatric patients to have an adult care giver with them at all times, we provide a larger private room for the patient and family.
The goals of the medical-surgical unit staff are high... to provide compassionate, efficient, quality, individualized and comprehensive nursing care to all patients.