This unit is dedicated to patients who are transitioning from ICU but still need more advanced care than in the telemetry unit. Northwest Medical Centerhas a 20-bed ACT unit with all private rooms. Patients are typically post-operative cardiothoracic patients or patients who have undergone interventional procedures in the Cath Lab.
The Cardiac Observation Unit supports the Cath Lab with pre- and post-care of cath lab patients. This unit is operational Monday through Saturday and closed on holidays.
Northwest Medical Center's 15-bed Cardiovascular ICU is dedicated to post-open heart surgery patients, heart attack patients, and those with other cardiovascular diagnoses. The nursing staff requires intense, specialized training in order to work on this unit.
Northwest Medical Center's 20-bed Med/Surg ICU specializes in the care of the critically ill patient with a variety of medical, surgical and neurological diagnoses. The nursing staff requires intense, specialized training in order to work on this unit.
Northwest Medical Center's 42- bed oncology unit is dedicated to patients with cancer and other medical diagnoses. The nurses working on this unit are specially educated to provide chemotherapy and symptom management for cancer patients. Our staff is assisted in providing support for patients and families by an experienced oncology nurse case manager and a social worker whose focus is also oncology. We consider patient and family education an important part of the nurse's duties. We also have several nurses certified in patient massage for symptom management. Reduction in pain, anxiety and dyspnea has been noted in patients receiving this therapy.
Northwest Medical Center's 51 bed medical/surgical orthopedics unit consists of pre-and post-surgical patients who have had orthopedic, general or bariatric surgery. This unit has a strong focus on patient care and teamwork. The rooms are a mix of private and semi-private.
The 30-bed neurology unit is a combination of private and semi-private rooms all with telemetry capabilities to monitor patients. The neurology team works closely with speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and EEG technicians for the coordination of patient care.
A nurse case manager experienced in neurological surgeries and disorders is stationed on this unit. The case manager provides support, education and community resources for the staff and neurological patients. The nurses from the neurology unit are also used hospital-wide as resources for the stroke team, which evaluates all inpatients suspected of having an acute stroke.
Our 50-bed telemetry unit cares for patients who need cardiac monitoring and specialized cardiac care. The unit is a combination of private and semi-private rooms. Dedicated case managers assist patients and families with coordinating services during their hospital stay and upon discharge. The nursing staff is specially trained to care for patients with complex medical and cardiac needs.
6200 North LaCholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741