C1S is a brand new 27-bed Medical-Surgical Unit. All rooms are private rooms with staff workstations and computers at the bedside. We currently serve the post-op GYN population as our surgical specialty. We continue to serve an adolescent to geriatric medical population. As a unit with all private rooms we provide carry for a wide variety of diagnoses in need of various types of isolation. As a team we focus on creating a positive experience for every patient and for each other.
C2 is a 19-bed pediatric patient care unit which cares for newborns through adolescents up to18 years of age who are hospitalized for medical or surgical problems. This unit has cardio-respiratory monitoring capability. Comprehensive care is achieved via a Collaborative Nursing Care model through joint efforts of the nurse, physician, and other members of the health care team.
This is a 23-bed medical surgical unit and a 21-bed stroke unit. The medical surgical unit serves adolescents through adults and geriatrics. Some common diagnoses include, but are not limited to, pneumonia & other lung ailments, GI bleeds, pancreatic and kidney disorders, diabetes, DVTs, drug and alcohol withdrawal, cellulitis, and wound infections. The JCAHO-certified Primary Stroke Unit follows guidelines for care set by the American Stroke Association, including remote telemetry monitoring. Additional training is provided for the nurse, with a telemetry course and a two-day neuro course.
This 59-bed unit provides a range of care for the antepartum-high risk, labor-delivery, post-partum patient, and includes a nursery for newborns. A triage unit provides services in its new 8-bed department. There are 2 cesarean suites in the labor and delivery area.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a 22-bed Level II/III unit. The patients treated here range from the extremely premature to full-term infants who require more than normal newborn care. The orientation for new staff in the NICU varies according to experience level. The orientation process typically lasts 12-16 weeks with a preceptor. The NICU uses oscillators and ventilators to provide respiratory support along with twenty four-hour respiratory coverage. There are three Neonatologists and three NNP on staff. All of the staff are certified in neonatal resuscitation and assist the Beginnings Maternity Center staff at deliveries as needed.
This 37-bed medical surgical unit focuses on the post surgical patient. You will see the following types of patients and treatments here with frequency: wound vac; surgical bariatric; epidural and PCA for pain management; new ostomy; pre- and post-surgical vascular; GI disorders including GI bleed, colitis, and diverticulitis; general surgical. Required training for RNs includes BLS, telemetry, trauma, and ACLS. This is a fast-paced unit with relatively high patient turnover.
We offer six invasive labs, including cardiac catheterization,
electrophysiology, and peripheral angiography for acute and elective
adult procedures. An on-call team responds to acute MI patients and
other after-hour emergencies. Nurses in this fast-paced environment are
encouraged to continue their education regarding new technologies and
application of advanced assessment skills. Nurses working in invasive
procedure areas are partnered with an experienced RN for training, and
must have work experience in a critical care environment.
Non-invasive Cardiac Procedures – Nurses provide patient assessments and perform tests involving drug infusions.
This is a 32-bed step-down unit caring for a diverse patient population who require medical telemetry for diagnoses such as unstable angina, CHF, or MI. Services provided on this unit include telemetry, cardiac education, Cardizem, Natrecor, and Amiodarone drips. Nurses are provided with EKG training, CVL respiratory classes, and ACLS for RNs. Our nurses are a cohesive team of problem solvers. Dedicated to caring for cardiac and heart failure patients, the nursing staff is committed to teaching patients and families about healthy lifestyle changes that prevent heart disease. A fast paced unit, N2S embraces technology to manage any challenge with grace and professionalism.
Adult and geriatric post-surgical open heart and general thoracic surgery patients are treated on this 32-bed unit. Our unit also provides services for status post cardiac cath/PTCA/AICD implant and arrhythmia post operatively from any surgical procedure. Nurses on this unit have special training in the EKG, Cardiac and Pulmonary Modules of the Critical Care Course and ACLS.
N3S is a 32-bed medical/oncology unit that provides care to adult and geriatric medical oncology patients, as well as surgical gynecology patients. Most of these patients have a primary and/or secondary diagnosis of cancer and require treatment of chronic and episodic illness, therapeutic interventions, and side effect management. Care is also provided to patients in the terminal phase of illness with focus on end of life care, hospice care, and palliative care. Unique services provided include telemetry, chemotherapy administration and side-effect management, blood administration, management of oncologic emergencies, pain management, and psychosocial and spiritual care. All RN's working on N3S complete specialty training in the administration of chemotherapy and the care of oncology patients.
This 31-bed telemetry unit with ventilator capabilities. Cardiac, respiratory, renal, and other adult and geriatric patients receive treatment on this unit. Services provided here include Telemetry, Ventilators, Bipap/Cpap, Extensive Pulmonary Toileting, and Peritoneal Dialysis.
This 21-bed intensive care unit cares for people with acute conditions relating to peri-surgical procedures such as cardiothoracic, neurosurgical, abdominal, gynecological, and vascular surgeries. This unit is also a designated trauma unit. New graduates entering critical care are eligible to take part in the Critical Care Internship program. This is a six month program that incorporates an AACN approved Critical Care Course, as well as extensive individualized, unit-based orientation.
Medical Intensive Care is a 21 bed unit. Patients cared for in this unit have diseases causing acute symptoms that need special monitoring and observation. Some of the conditions treated in this unit are cardiac, pulmonary, GI, neurology, general medicine, and renal. Nurses working in this area are specially trained to care for critically ill patients.
N5S is home to our 26 -bed Joint Care Center which specializes in hip and knee replacements and N5W houses our 29 - bed Orthopaedic Unit. Nurses are trained to take care of trauma patients related to orthopaedic injuries, hip and ankle fractures, lumbar laminectomies, rotator cuff repairs, ACL repairs, and other diagnoses. Our orientation process provides the education to provide specialized care in these areas. Our highly active unit teams support the quality care given to our patients.
Our 75-bed, level II Trauma Center and Emergency Department includes four areas: Triage, Acute Care, Trauma, Intermediate, and Clinical Decision Unit (CDU).
The IV Team provides care to all patients receiving IV therapy utilizing INS standards and CDC guidelines. Our patient population spans from the neonate to the geriatric patient. The team’s scope of care includes all aspects of IV Therapy, including bedside PICC insertions, and utilizes the newest technology available to enhance nursing practice. Nursing care is provided 24/7 by RNs/LPNs with additional training in IV Therapy. We offer diverse experiences, pay for performance, and shared governance. If you are self-directed and enjoy autonomy come join our team.
The Reading Hospital SurgiCenter at Spring Ridge, a 25,000 square foot facility, is a multispecialty ambulatory surgery center, providing perioperative care for patients undergoing outpatient surgery. The Center consists of 8 technologically advanced surgical suites (one of which is designated for endoscopy), 12 preoperative bays, 19 postoperative bays, and a special procedure room. Phase nursing is practiced in the PACU. Our hours of operation are 0630 to 1700, Monday through Friday. Service Excellence is our focus, with emphasis on customer satisfaction and teamwork.
The Reading Hospital’s Center for Pain Management provides a comprehensive range of treatments for non-malignant chronic pain. In the center, anesthesiologists and specially trained nurses offer several different types of procedures with a referral from a primary care physician. Procedures are performed to treat back and neck pain that does not respond to initial treatment, certain types of headaches, spinal stenosis, Herpes Zoster (shingles), reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and nerve damage. Treatment methods and procedures include: injection of steroids or other medications, physical therapy, biofeedback, and medication management. In addition, the center provides neurolysis, spinal cord stimulators, and implantable drug administration systems.
This dynamic 25-bed operating room suite contains highly competent staff and state-of-the-art equipment for the following surgical specialties: trauma; ophthalmic; ear; nose; throat; thoracic; open heart; orthopaedics; gynecology; general; vascular; genito-urinary; podiatry; neurosurgery; and maxillofacial and plastic surgery. Orientation to our unit is a full-time, 9 month orientation for those individuals without previous OR experience. We offer a preceptored orientation with experienced staff members utilizing adult learning principles.
The Spruce Pavilion is a 40-bed, acute care inpatient psychiatric facility. The Spruce Pavilion is comprised of three separate programs providing care to adolescents, adults, and geriatric clients. The facility provides a therapeutic milieu for our clients by meeting their unique needs through individual therapy and group processing. Our programs are highly diversified, utilizing multiple modalities and groups. Some of the groups provided are dual diagnosis, education, relaxation, sensory integration, and physical fitness. We are licensed to perform ECT treatments as indicated for some of our inpatient and outpatient clients.