Medical Surgical Unit

Fast Facts

  • Average Daily Census FY2020
    12.06
  • Nurse to Pt Ratio
    1:4-6
  • PCT to Pt Ratio
    1-2 for all patients on Unit
  • Shifts
    Traditional 12 hr/shifts; 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Certifications Available
    BLS, ACLS, CMSRN, MS-BC, ONC

The Medical Surgical team takes pride in delivering excellent patient care. A positive atmosphere is essential for our staff to provide a safe supportive, encouraging, teamwork-focused environment that helps our patients achieve the most favorable outcome.

Education is promoted on our unit and there are many opportunities that are offered on a regular basis. There is excellent collaboration between the nursing staff, advanced practice providers, physicians and surgeons. Communication is the key to our unit’s extraordinary multidisciplinary teamwork. Nurses hired to this unit will complete the medical surgical pathway courses, including cardiac care and 

Types of Patient Care

  • Orthopedics (primarily hip, knee, shoulder)
  • General surgery
  • General medical
  • Urology
  • Extended Recovery
  • Pediatrics

Employee engagement opportunities for the unit include our unit practice council, system nursing councils, professional certification opportunities, skills days, and celebration of accomplishments. Many of the nurses on this unit take pride in upholding the unit’s standards of excellence and making change.

At this time, our unit is trialing a 7-week orientation with 6 months on the unit before orientation to the secondary unit. This would include 1 week of general orientation, 4 weeks on day shift, and 2 weeks on night shift. After 6 months working on the unit, orientation to a secondary unit.

What Our Employees are Saying

  • “I come to work to do my very best to give someone a great day, even if it’s on their worst day.” — Andrea, R.N.

  • "We have great teamwork and I love the people I work with.” — Taylor, R.N.

  • "It’s a very fulfilling career.” — Virginia, L.P.N.

  • "I enjoy the variety of patient care we come across on our unit and giving patients excellent care during their most vulnerable time.”  — Stephanie, R.N.

  • “Every day I come to work, I am happy to see the staff I work with. I enjoy meeting patients and brightening their day with pleasant conversation and attentive care.” — Caitlin, R.N.