Intensive Care Unit
The Intensive Care Unit is a 9-bed unit
that provides intensive care services by highly skilled and trained nursing
A multi-disciplinary approach is used to individualize your care.
This unit is located on the 2nd floor of the south wing.
The Cardiovascular Unit (CVU) is a 9-bed unit that cares for the open-heart patient. The CVU cares for patients
from admission to discharge. This model of care is known as the Cardiac
Universal Bed which provides one stop care for the patient. The patient is
admitted immediately after having open-heart surgery and recovers in one unit
until discharge. The benefits of providing the universal bed concept
- Decreased length of stay
due to the enhanced patient care focus:
- There is a more effective
monitoring, rapid identification and prompt resolution of postoperative
- Nurses are able to detect
subtle changes in the patient's condition due to:
- Continuity in patient
- Critical care orientation
and skill level of the nurses;
- Optimal nurse-patient
ratios that are adjusted for patient severity - not patient location.
- Consistent nurse - patient
assignments promote better patient/family education and earlier discharge
- The one stop setting
promotes a dedicated team and better trust between physicians and nurses. This
leads to a collaborative approach to treatment.
- Research has shown that
patients fare better in a collaborative care environment.
Cardiovascular Operating Room (CVOR)
Cardiovascular Operating Room (CVOR) is a 2-room unit that is encompassed
in our state-of-the-art surgical suite. The Good Samaritan Health System has
incorporated sophisticated technology with a highly skilled and trained team of
professionals all dedicated to delivering high quality patient care to help our
patients achieve the best outcomes possible. In addition to the Cardiac surgeon,
our Open-heart surgery team consists of specially trained Anesthesia providers,
Nurses, Technicians and Perfusionists.
The procedures that we
offer include, but are not limited to, Coronary Artery Bypass (CABG) using on
and off pump techniques, Valve Repair and Replacement, Aortic procedures
including the Thoracic aorta and other Thoracic and peripheral vascular
procedures. We also use Minimally Invasive Vein Harvesting Techniques which
result in fewer wound complications, decrease in days to ambulation and can
decrease total length of stay.
With the addition of the
CVOR and the Open Heart Surgical Team, we are now able to provide Open Heart
Surgical Intervention and Thoracic Surgery here at The Good Samaritan Hospital,
close to home.
Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Catheterization Lab provides diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular
services. Diagnostic catheterizations are performed to diagnose CAD (Coronary
Artery Disease), heart disease, heart function, and determine whether additional
treatment is necessary. We provide interventional services such as PTCA's
(Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty), PCI's (Percutaneous Coronary
Interventions), stenting, IVUS (Intravascular Ultrasound), peripheral vascular
interventions and other state-of-the-art procedures. The cath lab is available
24/7 and monitors door to balloon time to stay within the 90 minute benchmark.
In addition, we use the latest technology to perform these services: Drug
Eluting Stents, IVUS, flat panel imaging technology, and Rotablator to name a
few. The Cath Lab is located on the ground floor of the south building. We
provide two digital procedure labs, a 12 bed prep/recovery area and a private
waiting area for families.
Electrophysiology (EP) Lab
Our new EP lab opened in June
2008. It is located in the cath lab suite area on the ground floor of the south
wing. This lab features a dedicated EP team including two EP physicians. The
new lab boasts the latest technology to peform EP procedures. Jet ventilation
is also performed by anesthesiologists for ablations.
3 South is a 32-bed Telemetry unit capable of providing
patients with continuous cardiac monitoring. The patient population served is
predominately adult and geriatric. The majority of patients are of such nature
that cardiac monitoring is essential to positive patient outcomes. The types of
diagnoses typically seen include, but are not limited to: rule-out MI,
congestive heart failure (CHF), angina, irregular heart rhythms, respiratory
dysfunction, and valvular dysfunction.
Our Diagnostic Services, known
as the Non-Invasive Cardiology Services (NICS), is located on the ground floor
of the Hospital. Registered or certified cardiovascular technicians provide 12
lead EKG, monitored stress testing, nuclear cardiac testing, EEG,
echocardiography (ECHO), Transesophageal ECHO, Stress ECHO, and tilt table
testing. Accredited in 2007 by the Intersocietal Commission for Echocardiography
Labs (ICAEL), NICS staff provide services to in-house patients, physician
offices, surgery centers, and area hospitals. All testing requires a written
order from a physician. EKG's are done on a walk-in basis and all other testing
is done by appointment only. NICS hours are Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.
m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. NICS is adjacent to the cath lab on the
ground floor of the south building.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Team offers
inpatient and outpatient programs for patients with heart disease and
individuals at risk of developing heart disease.
Rehabilitation includes patient / family education and support related to one's
cardiac diagnosis as well as bedside exercise for the open-heart
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation begins with physician-referred
monitored and supervised exercise sessions in the beautiful and well equipped
Samuel and Sadie Ostrow Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. In addition, the Cardiac
Rehab Heart Health Education Series is offered weekly, with recurring programs
on Heart Healthy Nutrition, Lifetime Fitness, Stress Management For Your Heart
and Understanding Heart Disease.
In addition to our Cardiac Rehab
program, a short-term (12-week) Medical Fitness Program is also offered for
individuals completing outpatient cardiac rehab or for those individuals who
have diagnoses not in need of monitored exercise therapy. This program is
designed to provide exercise therapy and risk-reduction management for the
cardiac patient as well as the individual with chronic disease and/or
The Samuel and Sadie Ostrow Cardiac Rehabilitation Center is
located on the ground floor of The Good Samaritan Hospital.
Health Educational programs are free and open to the community. However,
registration is required. Please call the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at
270-7920 to register.
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