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Medical-Surgical Care Unit (Med-Surg)
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If you need medical treatment that requires at least one overnight stay, you’ll be admitted to Owatonna Hospital’s Medical-Surgical Care Unit, or Med-Surg. All of our patient rooms are private, with televisions and wireless high speed internet.
Your care team
Owatonna Hospital prides itself on having caring, expert caregivers who put patients first. Everything we do is designed to meet your needs in an atmosphere that promotes healing and comfort.
Our nursing staff's responsiveness and level of personalized, skilled care is second to none. Survey results show that the strong, personal connection our nurses make with their patients stands out as one of the most satisfying parts of their hospital experience.
While in the hospital, you will be cared for by a doctor known as a ‘hospitalist.’ Hospitalists are normally internal medicine doctors who specialize in diagnosing, treating and coordinating the care of patients while in the hospital. Hospitalists work in partnership with your referring doctor and transition your medical care back to them when you’re ready to leave the hospital.
A lot of people are involved in delivering comprehensive care to patients. Your care team may consist of a doctor, registered nurses, nursing assistants, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, dietitians, social workers, care managers, patient advocate and laboratory, imaging and rehabilitation staff as needed.
Specialty Care Unit
For patients who are critically ill or for those with cardiac conditions, Owatonna Hospital has a dedicated Specialty Care Unit. These special patient rooms are equipped with advanced monitoring equipment. The Specialty Care Unit nursing staff has advanced training to care for seriously ill patients.
Transforming Care at the Bedside
Owatonna Hospital is part of a national program called "Transforming Care at the Bedside," (TCAB) to improve care on our inpatient units, patients' and family members' experience of care, and teamwork among care team members. The TCAB program is a joint effort from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a private foundation with an emphasis on improving health care, and the Institute for Health Care Improvement. The goals of TCAB are to increase the amount of time your nurse spends at your bedside by improving processes within our care unit.