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Medical-Surgical Care Unit

  • 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.

    Inpatient room service

    Available Monday to Sunday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., patients dial 72111 from their hospital phones to place their orders. Room service offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, beverage and la carte options ranging from scrambled eggs and bacon to a full-service pasta bar.

    Options also include choices for patients on a clear liquid diet and full liquid diet, but patients on a modified or restricted diet will be able to make selections with the support of their care team and dietary staff. Food is delivered to the patient's bedside in 30 to 45 minutes, prepared to the patient's specifications.

  • For more about the Medical-Surgical Care Unit, call 507-451-3850.

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