Medical/Surgical Nursing Unit

The Medical/Surgical Unit nursing staff provides compassionate and individualized attention to all patients who are hospitalized for illness, surgery, testing, or observation. A team of Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), work with physicians to ensure that patients receive the care they need for a speedy recovery.

Woodlawn is proud to be able to provide personalized and individualized nursing care. Our nurse to patient ratio averages one nurse for every 4 patients. The unit is furnished with only private rooms with private bathrooms.

Advanced technology is an integral part of every inpatient stay at Woodlawn. Mobile computers allow easy access to the patient's electronic record for documentation, obtaining test results, ordering tests, receiving physician orders, and much more. Bar code scanners are used at the bedside to scan the identification bracelet and medications as an added safety feature to ensure accuracy.

The Medical/Surgical Unit accommodates patients of all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics. Post-operative nursing care is provided for patients following abdominal surgery such as appendectomy, cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal), hysterectomy, colon surgery, hernia surgery and more. Orthopedic post-operative nursing care is provided such as repair of hip fracture, total hip or knee replacement, shoulder surgery, and more. Medical care and support is provided for many different medical conditions such as dehydration, pneumonia, cellulitis, diabetic complications and more.

General inpatient visiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There are special times when family members are encouraged to stay with the patient. For example, the nursing staff recommends that a parent stay with a child less than 12 years of age who is a patient at all times.

Patients and family members are encouraged to be active participants in their care. We want you to be well informed about your plan of care. Our professional staff is available to answer questions or address any concerns you may have.

Always there, ready to care.