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Medical-Surgical Unit


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.

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BCMC Earns Performance Leadership Award for Quality


As part of the 2021 National Rural Health Day celebration, Bradley County Medical Center announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) with a Performance Leadership Award in Quality.

BCMC was one of 11 hospitals in the state of Arkansas to receive a Performance Leadership Award in Quality and one of only three hospitals to earn the honor in Southeast Arkansas. This is the third time in four years that Bradley County Medical Center has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the NOSORH with a Performance Leadership Award as the hospital earned recognition in Outcomes in 2020 and 2018.