Specialty Surgery Unit

Fast Facts

  • Average Daily Census FY2020 
    5.36
  • Nurse to Pt Ratio
    1:4-6
  • Shifts
    Traditional 12 hr/shifts; 7 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., 7 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.
  • Certifications Available
    ACLS, BLS

On the Specialty Surgery Unit in Midland we provide specialized, personal, and advanced treatment for joint disorders. With personalized care and expertise, we help patients with mobility and educate them on restoration techniques post-operatively. Specialty Surgery is a unique unit with a special approach to joint replacement, bariatric surgery, endocrine disorders, and plastic surgeries. The specialized care and patient camaraderie on this unit strive for fast recovery times, decreased risk of infection, and high patient satisfaction.

This unit primarily operates Monday-Friday, with a bell-shaped curve in their average patient census due to the higher volumes in the middle of the week. The joint patients are expected to attend an educational class before their joint surgery. The class provides information regarding surgery preparation and expectations while the patient is in the hospital. The nurses of the unit along with Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy teach the class weekly.

Teamwork and collaboration between the doctors, anesthesiologists, therapists, nurses, social workers, and patient education coordinators make this unit work smoothly. Our goal is for our patients to have a rapid recovery, getting them home the next day, and back to normal activities as soon as possible.

The Specialty Surgery Unit has many opportunities for education and growth. Continuing education is always encouraged, and volunteer opportunities are always available. There are also many opportunities to join councils for the unit and hospital-wide.