Medical / Surgical
As a patient in Landmark Medical/Surgical Unit, you'll discover that
our nurses know just how to combine their professional skills with a gentle,
reassuring approach. Although our nurses manage highly technical and complex
care situations, itâ€™s often the nurse's kind word,
friendly smile, or silent presence that makes a real difference.
In our Medical/Surgical units, we serve patients who are hospitalized to
receive medicines and treatments or who are staying for recovery from
surgical procedures. Each unit, commonly referred to as First East, First
West, or First Right, has assigned staff trained in a particular specialty,
such as orthopedics, oncology, or general medical/surgical diagnoses.
Visitor & Patient Information
At the time of admission to the Medical Surgical Unit, please designate
one family member as the contact person. This contact person shall be
the main conduit for information regarding the patient's condition
and to relay that information to other family members.
Regular visiting hours are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Although we do have set visiting hours, we do make exceptions. Please consult
with the nurse on the unit about special visiting arrangements.
For the concern of our patient's health, people with illnesses should
refrain from visiting.
Please remember that Landmark Medical Center is a non-smoking facility,
and smoking is not allowed in any area of the hospital. Food and beverages
are not allowed in patient rooms. Noise should be kept to a minimum.
Innovative Nursing Techniques
Landmark Medical Center is renowned for its use of Patient Care Maps and
Case Management. What this means is that all medical personnel involved
in your care has access to the information they need to promote your recovery.
This often includes your case manager, staff nurses, social worker, clinical
pharmacist, clinical nutritionist, physical therapist, and discharge planner.
Our techniques have been so effective, in fact, that medical professionals
from all over the world look to Landmark Medical Center as shining example
of Care Mapping.. We even host periodic seminars and visits for attendees
of workshops held though the Center for Case Management in Natick, Mass.