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Medical-Surgical Care Unit

If you need medical treatment that requires at least one overnight stay, you will be admitted to Buffalo Hospital's Medical/Surgical Care Unit, or Med/Surg. All of our patient rooms are private, with televisions and wireless high speed internet. Learn more from our inpatient care guide.

Your care team

Buffalo 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 doctor known as a 'hospitalist.' Hospitalists are 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 are ready to leave the hospital.

A lot of people are involved in delivery 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, Buffalo 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.

After your hospital stay

Understanding and remembering all the information you need to know after being discharged from a hospital after surgery can be confusing. Allina Health account provides online access once you get home to view the reason for your hospital visit, self-care instructions, signs and symptoms that indicate a worsening in your condition, whom to call and more.

To add an adult whose medical care you help manage to your Allina Health account, please complete, print and mail or fax both pages of the Adult Proxy Form. The patient (or authorized person) must sign the proxy form and sign to authorize release of his or her medical information.