The staff of the Medical-Surgical unit provides care for a diverse patient population ranging from newborn to the extreme elderly, while accommodating a variety of medical and post-operative needs. The staff works collaboratively with the physicians and other ancillary services to assist in achieving the best possible patient care.
The Med-Surg unit of SCKMC is a 24 bed unit consisting of three semi-private rooms, 16 private rooms, one negative pressure isolation room, and one dedicated bariatric room. For patients needing additional supervision monitored beds are available with telemetry equipment.
To provide highly skilled nursing service through teamwork while caring for our patients like they are family.
Trust: “We can count on each other.”
Excellence: “We do our best at all times and look for ways to do even better.”
Accountability: “We accept responsibility for our actions, attitudes, and mistakes.”
Mutual Respect: “We treat everyone with respect and compassion.”
It is the policy of South Central Kansas Medical Center to observe visitation which is in the best interest of the patient as follows:
1. The attending physician may refuse to allow visitation if he/she desires.
2. Visiting hours are restricted to 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
3. Children under 12 years of age shall not be admitted as visitors to the medical center except in the company of a responsible adult.
4. Children under 6 years of age shall only be admitted as visitors to the medical center under special circumstances (i.e. Birthing Center’s sibling visitation) or when authorized by the attending physician, the chief executive officer or his designee, or the professional nurse responsible for the unit and/or the patient’s care.
5. No person, adult or child, with symptoms of infection will be allowed to visit.
6. Please respect our patient’s privacy by always asking for permission before entering a room.
7. The charge nurse has the right to refuse or withhold future visitation if she/he feels there is a risk for infection, or visitation has been abused.
8. Parents of infants and small children that have been entrusted to our care are the exception to the visitation guidelines. Parents are encouraged to stay at the bedside as much as possible. This is a very scary time for small children, and they need the security of their parents.
Our Mission: To provide highly skilled nursing service through teamwork while caring for our patients like they are family.