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Ambulatory Surgery

Ambulatory Surgery provides care for all surgical patients who are outpatient surgeries and admissions. Each of the 30 private rooms has state-of-the-art monitoring equipment.

Ambulatory Surgery utilizes the PICIS computerized documentation system. Electronic documentation allows a nurse to remotely access information, reduce repetition in documentation, store information for later retrieval and provide a communication source among healthcare providers.

All patients are prepared for their procedures by an RN. This process begins in our Preadmission Testing area and continues through to the patient’s discharge. All nurses are required to be ACLS-certified and are trained in the care of the ambulatory surgical patient. The average number of daily patients being prepared for their procedure is approximately 50.

In Preadmission Testing the patient’s history is obtained along with any labs or x-rays required. Here, pre-op and post-op education begins and continues as the patient travels through the various stages of their care. The patients in Preadmission Testing are seen by an anesthesia representative and needed referrals are made at that time. The average patients seen daily in this area are 40.

The Pain Center is also located within Ambulatory Surgery. These patients are seen and treated by an anesthesiologist. Patients are accepted to the Pain Center on a referral basis only.