The OR has 10 surgical suites and is full-service with specialties that include general, heart, neurology, orthopedic, genitourinary, gynecology, maxillofacial, plastic, ear/nose/throat, ophthalmology, and dental.
The facility’s staff is comprised of RNs, certified surgical technicians, anesthesia technicians, surgical support aides, perfusionists, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA), secretaries, and a waiting-room nurse and performs 550-600 surgical procedures a month.
Two emergency call teams, one for general surgery and one for heart and back up, as well as an open-heart perfusionist, are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The call teams also are certified in trauma care and assist when needed with trauma patients in the Emergency Room.
Anesthesia staff is made up of CRNAs, or certified registered nurse anesthetists, who have advanced-practice degrees in anesthesia, and anesthesia technicians who assist them and the anesthesiology staff, which is made up of physicians.
The Surgical Scheduling area’s staff is made up of LPNs who are also trained in computer skills and all scheduling is performed on-line. They schedule for surgery, OB, Care Clinic and Pain Clinic as well as for cardioversions.
The staff decontaminates, reprocesses/reassembles and sterilizes equipment and supplies for many areas besides the surgical departments, such as Emergency Room, Obstetrics and Home Health—anywhere sterile equipment and supplies are needed. Many of the instrument technicians are certified in Sterile Processing.
Same Day Surgery
Same Day Surgery (SDS) staffs RNs, CNAs, and secretaries who care for patients who are admitted and discharged for day surgery or other procedures too acute for a doctor’s office, yet not needing an overnight hospital stay.
The Post Anesthesia Care Unit/Pain Clinic has an all RN staff with special, required certifications, and many nurses have a background in critical care nursing.