6th Floor - Orthopaedics

Departmental Scope of Services

The Jack and Elizabeth Dunn Family Orthopaedic Institute

The 6th floor is a fast-paced 41 private bed surgical unit specializing in orthopedics and general surgery. The unit is updated/modernized and is not only beautiful but provides a great working environment. Our team provides a multidisciplinary approach to meet our patients’ needs.

Types of Patients Served

The surgical patient population we serve includes orthopedic, spine, urologic, endocrinologic, hepatobiliary and colorectal. Our patients are cared for with the latest in pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain relief modalities.

Overview of Department Services

The 6th floor is staffed with dedicated advanced practice providers, registered nurses, certified nursing assistances, physical and occupational therapist, and an exercise technician to promote early mobilization of our patients. Dedicated multidisciplinary rounds are held daily with our experienced social workers, case managers, dedicated orthopedic nurse navigators, registered nurses and advanced practice providers. An individualized plan is devised for each patient built upon their needs.

Staffing Model

Staff assignments are made each shift that reflect patient acuity and unit census. A dedicated shift charge registered nurse monitors the activity of the unit. Due to our complex surgical patients' needs, we help and support each other during the course of each shift. Teamwork is what drives the 6th floor to excellence!

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