Madera Community Hospital Inpatient Care
Acute Care Services
Whenever you need inpatient hospital care, you can be assured Madera Community
Hospital will provide you and your loved ones with our nationally recognized
Hospitalists and Intensivists
While in the hospital, your medical care is directed by a Hospitalist.
Hospitalists are physicians who work in the hospital and specialize in
the care of hospitalized patients. Focused on you, patients receive timely
and efficient care and are then discharged in optimal health to your primary
medical care provider. Your primary medical provider and subspecialty
physicians are consulted on your care plan and have real time access to
your medical record, ensuring continuity of care after discharge.
Medical Surgical Unit
The Medical Surgical Unit is on the second floor and is comprised of 73
beds. Patients are cared for by a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals
including; nurses, technologists, dieticians, pharmacists, physical &
respiratory therapists. The Medical Surgical unit provides care for adult
and geriatric medical/surgical patients who are acutely ill or injured
and in varying stages of recuperation from diagnostic, therapeutic or
Intensive Care Unit
Intensivists, physicians specializing in Critical Care Medicine, oversee
the care of patients in our 10 bed Intensive Care Unit. A multi-disciplinary
team of advanced healthcare professionals including; nurses, technologists,
dieticians, pharmacists and physical, respiratory & speech therapists
collaborate on the care plan of our most seriously ill patients.
As a close friend or family member, you have an important role in the care
of our patients. Your support, caring reassurance, and advocacy for the
patient is essential for their well-being. You are a valued member of
the care team and we're glad you're here.
While caring for the patient is our first obligation, we know the patient
is not the only person affected by the situation. We recognize the hospital
may be unfamiliar and even intimidating to many friends and family members.
Our staff will make every effort to ease this stressful time by being
sensitive to the needs and concerns of family and friends.
Please review our
Visitor's Guide to plan your time on our campus.
How Can You Help?
As the patient's advocate, your role frequently involves making informed
decisions about the patient's care and keeping other family and friends
updated on the patient's progress. The following tips from our staff
will help you fulfill your role as the patient's advocate and help
us provide the best care possible.
1) Select one family member to be the family spokesperson or advocate
This will be the person who communicates with other concerned individuals.
Our staff wants to answer your questions, but must also provide optimal
care for the patient. Ask your family members to call the designated person
2) Don't be afraid to ask questions
Our staff is committed to provide you with updated information on the
patient's condition. If you are unfamiliar with any terms or have
any questions about treatment plans, equipment or medication, please ask.
Understanding the treatment plan will often help relieve stress and anxiety.
We want you to be informed.
3) Share as much information about the patient as you can, especially if
the patient cannot communicate
It is important for you to provide our medical team with honest information
about the patient's psychological, physical, and social status as
well as the patient's wishes if he/she is unable to communicate. Be
assured that any information shared in the hospital is strictly confidential.
4) Make sure the staff can get in touch with you when you leave the hospital
Whether it's a telephone in a home, hotel or cellular phone please
be sure the hospital staff can reach you in an emergency or for a critical
decision. Rest assured, we will call you if needed.
Additional Information for the ICU
What should you bring from home?
We will provide everything necessary to care for the patient. Flowers
and plants are not permitted in the ICU patient rooms. These items will
harbor germs that may be detrimental to the patient's recovery. Electric
razors, cosmetics, and other personal grooming items may be permitted
but must be inspected by hospital personnel prior to use.
When is the best time to see the doctor?
Our Intensivists make patient rounds each weekday morning, usually between
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., with a multi-disciplinary team. Our Hospitalist
round each morning and throughout the day and early evening. The Hospitalists
have a workstation on the Medical Surgical Floor and can be reached by
family members by talking with the patient's nurse. Prepare for your
meeting with the doctor by making a list of questions or concerns. Keep
a pen and pad for taking notes.
Take care of yourself!
No one is ever prepared to take on the difficult, demanding, and stressful
role associated with having a loved one in the hospital. While devoting
your energies to improving the patient's condition, do not neglect
your own physical or emotional health. If you need support or assistance
at any time, please consult the nursing staff or reach out directly to
one of our
Case Managers, (559) 675-5555, Extension 5855.
Recognize Your Nurse
Our team of Registered Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistance strive to
exceed your expectations of a hospital experience. The
DAISY Award recognizes exceptional nurses at Madera Community Hospital.