Your After-the-Operation Destination
If you are scheduled for surgery at Madera Community Hospital, you might wonder what happens after the procedure? The likely answer: A stay on our Medical/Surgical Unit.
Our 60-bed Medical/Surgical unit provides adolescent and adult patients expert care as they recover from surgery in categories ranging from orthopedics to gynecology.
The Medical/Surgical unit is located on the hospital's second floor and consists of private and semi-private rooms. The unit's multi-disciplinary team, which includes Physicians, Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Nursing Assistants, and Unit Secretaries all work together to achieve its philosophy of care, which is rooted in patient safety, teamwork, and utilizing the expertise of other providers to ensure patients experience the best possible outcomes. Other individuals involved in care on the unit include Hospitalists, Physical Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, Dietitians, and Case Managers.
"On the Medical Surgical Unit, our values include caring, integrity, teamwork, and excellence – all of which our staff exhibit every day," says Meri Combs, FNP, PA-C, Director of the Medical/Surgical and Intensive Care Units.
Learning Site for Student Nurses
The Medical/Surgical unit at Madera Community Hospital isn't just a place where patients go to heal after illness or medical procedures. The unit also serves as a learning site for the healthcare providers of the future, as student RN's and LVN's from nearby colleges (listed below) rotate through the unit as part of their clinical training.
- Clovis Adult School
- Fresno Adult School
- Fresno City College
- Fresno State University
- Madera Center
- National University
- San Joaquin Valley College
- West Med