Surgical Services

Fast Facts

  • Number of Beds
    • 8 Pre-Op single patient rooms
    • 4 PACU Bays
    • 2 Operating Rooms
    • 1 Endoscope Procedure Room
    • 1 Cath Lab
  • Nurse to Pt Ratio

    Pre-Op- 1:3
    PACU- 1:1-2 adults and 2:1 pediatrics
    OR 1:1

  • Shifts
    • Traditional 8 hour shifts
    • Call shifts required for OR staff
  • Certifications Available

    AORN, AST, ASPAN, CPAN, SPD-SPC, CFEP, BLS, ACLS

Surgical Services is conveniently located off the Main Lobby near the hospital entrance at MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare. We have two operating rooms, one procedure room, and one Cath lab. We see approximately 2300 yearly cases; which include adult and pediatric patients. Patients are evaluated by our pre-anesthesia department prior to their procedure or operation.

Types of Patient Care

  • General Surgery
  • GI Procedures
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Podiatry Surgery
  • Vascular
  • Gynecological

Consistent with MidMichigan Health’s Professional Practice Model, Surgical Services places our patients and families at the center of our care. All staff, RN’s, Scrub Technicians, CRNA’s, Physicians, Sterile Processing Techs, Secretarial, and other ancillary departments, work together to give our patients and families excellent care.  As we provide excellent care, we do so with safety, efficiency, professional, and evidence based practices in mind. 

Staff enhances their skill and knowledge through yearly competency training, skills fair, and hospital training models. Professional development is available through formal advancement programs such as the REACH program, MY LEAD, and specialty certifications. Process improvement is integrated within our UPC (Unit Practice Council).

Unit orientation is conducted through mentoring with an identified preceptor; new staff members are provided a guided orientation and take an average of 3 to 4 months to complete. Often, staff is cross-trained to work in several areas within the unit. 

What Our Employees are Saying

  • “I love my workplace. The atmosphere, teamwork with my fellow coworkers, and top-notch physicians make this a great place to work.” — Jamie Stevenson, B.S.N., R.N.

  • "My coworkers are my family. We have understanding bosses.” — Denise Sullivan, S.A., S.T.

  • "I love the camaraderie, professional autonomy, family centered care, and personable staff." — Kellie Mathison, C.R.N.A.

  • "Our staff gets along very well and we work as a TEAM every day.” — Drew Piegols, B.S.N., R.N.

  • "Regardless of the schedule, our team always gets it done in a fun and safe manner.” — Shelley Dargie, Assistant, Ambulatory Surgery