General Surgical Unit

Fast Facts

  • Average Daily Census FY2020
    28.98
  • Nurse to Pt Ratio
    1:4-5
  • Shifts
    Traditional 12 hr/shifts; 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Certifications Available
    ACLS, BLS, CMSRN

The General Surgical Unit at MidMichigan Health - Midland is a fast-paced, dynamic area of nursing care. This unit carries a large volume of patients daily. This unit allows nurses to care for a variety of patients across the lifespan (ages 16 and up), who has had or could potentially have surgery on any part of the body, excluding the brain and spinal cord. Patients of this unit may have elective surgeries, while others may have experienced some sort of trauma. The vast variety of surgical patients that nurses care for allows for great opportunities for personal growth and continuing education. 

The nurses who work on this unit exhibit exceptional teamwork. General Surgical is a busy Unit, with high patient turnover, making teamwork essential for success. Unique training for surgical-stepdown and higher acuity patients aids the nursing team in providing high-quality, evidence-based care for each and every patient. 

Our patient population is unique because we must manage the surgical aspect of nursing care while balancing and maintaining the medical components of each patient’s unique comprehensive health history.

The General Surgical Unit is supported by management, encouraging professional growth. Nurses are encouraged to participate in either unit-based or system-wide quality improvement programs using a shared governance model with the ultimate goal of improving patient care. Additional training for the Unit is comprised of a Care of the Surgical Stepdown Patient, which is specific for our patient population.