At Tri-State Memorial Hospital, the Medical-Surgical Department is comprised of compassionate, professional staff who take pride in caring for the needs of all of our patients, whether medical or surgical inpatients.
Whether you are in for an inpatient surgery and spending the night with us or a medical patient admitted with respiratory or cardiac problems, your care will be a collaborative effort among our nurses and your physician. As your needs dictate, you may also meet with various members of our care team. This team may include our Hospitalist, dietitian, physical therapist, speech therapists, respiratory therapist, or pharmacist.
Our case managers and discharge planners will meet with you to help set up a safe discharge plan as warranted. Our staff is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare services, with an emphasis on giving each patient a highly-personalized level of care that is the hallmark of our community hospital.
Intensive Care Unit
The Intensive/Progressive Care Unit (ICU/PCU) focuses on the care of critically ill or injured patients who need to be closely monitored by specially skilled and educated nurses.
Tri-State’s ICU/PCU is a four-bed Critical Care unit that is also able to monitor six additional beds with Telemetry (remote) cardiac monitoring system. The state-of-the-art cardiac monitoring system continuously monitors a patient’s cardiac rhythm, and can also continuously monitor blood pressure, temperature, and specific heart pressures that are important in determining treatment. The ICU/PCU has specialty patient beds that assist in turning and early ambulation and also have skin protection surfaces.
The nursing staff in the ICU/PCU/Telemetry Units are trained in basic life support, advanced cardiac support, and many are credentialed as Certified Critical Care Nurses.
Families of ICU/PCU/Telemetry Unit patients can remain close in the comfortable and private waiting room adjacent to the unit. The nursing staff strives to keep family members informed of the patient’s condition and encourages visitation whenever possible.