St. Lucie Medical Center's Nursing Units
The goal of the nursing staff in the Emergency Department is to put patients at ease and help them receive the best emergency treatment possible in the shortest amount of time. In addition to a full range Emergency Services featuring highly qualified medical professionals, St. Lucie Medical Center also offers “Fast Track Services” to accommodate our growing demand of over 40,000 patient visits a year.
Surgical Services Department
Surgical Services is a multi faceted department which includes Pre-Admitting, Surgical Holding, Surgery, PACU, Endoscopy and Central Sterile. We work together to coordinate patient care throughout the surgical experience. Our primary goal is patient safety. We have been recognized by HealthGrades for excellence in Endoscopy, Neuro, Spine, General Surgery and Orthopedics and we offer both inpatient and outpatient care in those specialties as well as ENT, Vascular, Plastics, Thoracic, Urology, Gynecology and Podiatry.
Intensive Care Unit
The Intensive Care Unit is staffed with highly trained nurses – all certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. They work closely with Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Physical Therapists, Registered Dietician and Pharmacists to ensure only the highest quality of nursing care is rendered.
The nursing staff of the Obstetrics Department takes pride in making their patients feels right at home – making each experience a memorable and positive one for mothers and their families. They provide comprehensive breastfeeding and sibling classes in addition to individualized patient care.
Progressive Care Unit
The professional nursing staff on the Progressive Care Unit, with specialized training, knowledge and skills in dealing with complex cases provide expert nursing care to all their patients. All nurses are ACLS certified in addition to their annual competency training. The staff has received much recognition for their proactive approach as advocates for their patient care.
General Medical/Surgical Department
Our nursing staff has a wide variety of training and experience. Because we treat all spectrums of medical and surgical cases, we encourage our nurses to be lifelong learners along with obtaining national certification in this field. Professional Nurses on the Gen. Med/Surg Unit work closely with other disciplines including physicians, case managers, registered dietitians, pharmacists, physical, occupational and speech therapists, as well as respiratory therapists in developing a plan of care to fit each individual patient. Although our nurses manage highly technical and complex care situations, it is often the “caring” aspect of nursing that makes a real difference to our patients.
The Medical/Oncology Unit at St. Lucie Medical Center is doing more to help patients recover from their illness. The nursing staff takes care of a broad spectrums of patients; therefore, all aspects of patient care on this unit is based on the guiding principle of “caring.” Each staff member accepts the responsibility of providing compassionate care to all patients. To continue to provide the best available nursing care to our patients, continuing education is encouraged and supported in both oncology and pediatrics.
St. Lucie Medical Center’s Orthopedic Center of Excellence has HealthGrades’ highest 5-star rating in overall Orthopedic Care. Our nursing staff’s dedication to high quality nursing care allows our patients to return to their optimal functioning, leading to a better quality of life. We offer “Pre-operative Orthopedic Classes” twice a month in an effort to offer comprehensive care to our patients from pre-admission to discharge. Several of our nursing staff are nationally-certified orthopedic nurses, who have successfully passed the rigorous examination process. Although technical expertise is critical in orthopedic nursing practice, it is the “caring” and individualized attention nurses provide that makes a big difference.