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The Medical Surgical Unit at Lauderdale Community Hospital is a 25 bed unit that provides quality care for the acute or chronically ill patient.  Care is provided to children on up to the geriatric population.  Care provided on this unit may be as outpatient treatment, 24-hour observation status, inpatient or swing-bed status.

The Medical Surgical nursing staff at Lauderdale Community Hospital is 67% registered nurses and 20% licensed practical nurses, and 23% nurse assistants.  The majority of registered nurses on the medical surgical unit are Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS) certified as well as Pediatric Advanced Life Support(PALS) certified.  ACLS and PALS are required within one year of employment.  Our nursing staff is competent to recognize changes in patients’ condition and perform thorough assessments, then work with the physician to lead the care team, to provide best patient care possible.  Our nursing staff has varying degrees of education.

Patients can expect high-quality, individualized care from our staff.  Lauderdale Community Hospital is fortunate to have well qualified staff.

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