The Medical/Surgical Unit or "1st Station" at Bradley County Medical Center provides acute and rehabilitative nursing care services to a variety of patients, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Rehabilitative services include wound care, Swing Bed, end-of-life care and post-surgical recovery.
BCMC's Med/Surg unit is characterized by a warm, friendly and caring atmosphere that stresses individual attention for all patients. This approach is reflected in outstanding patient satisfaction survey results.
The unit is staffed by a mixture of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nurses Aides and Ward Clerks.
Last year 1st Station received over 1200 admissions with an additional 93 admissions to Swing Bed. The average daily patient census was 10.7, and the average length of stay was 2.75 days.
Special features of the unit include Omni Cell medication administration, a central nursing station with computerized order entry, and Internet access. In 2013, refurbishing of patient rooms commenced. New patient communication boards were added in March of 2014. Continuing education for staff is provided by several means including direct in-service featuring our hospital staff and Physicians, web-based learning through UAMS' "Learn on Demand" and by Air Evac Lifeteam.
The Med/Surg unit also participates in nursing education by providing preceptorships for students at University of Arkansas at Monticello and South Arkansas Community College.
Med/Surg 1st Station is located in the front corridor of BCMC and has a mix of semiprivate and private rooms, with 25 total beds.