The Pre-Anesthesia Clinic's staff asses, screen, and interview patients scheduled with anesthesia for surgical, therapeutic and/or diagnostic intervention. The pre-anesthesia staff act as a liaison to the patient's physician to assure patients are prepared for a safe, efficient, and optimal operative experience. The Nurse Manager for the Pre-Anesthesia Clinic is Rebecca Hartley.
Main Pre-Operative Unit
The Main Pre-Operative Unit provides pre-operative care to all day surgery, same day admission, and in-house patients having surgery in the Main Operating Room. There are 24 pre-operative patient rooms. The Nurse Manager for the Main Pre-Operative Unit is Rebecca Hartley.
Main Operating Room
The Main Operating Room provides surgical, therapeutic, and diagnostic interventions in the 15 main operating suites, three open-heart suites, one trauma suite, and one cystoscopy suite. The unit is open and staffed 24/7. An average of 13,500 procedures per year are performed. The Nurse Manager for the Main Operating Room is Rebecca Hartley.
Main Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
The Main PACU is an 18-bed, phase 1 post anesthesia recovery area that renders services to a variety of surgical and procedural patients of all ages and conditions. Main PACU is a 24/7 "critical care" PACU and accommodates patients of all ages and levels of health. The goal of this unit is to provide safe emergence from anesthesia and patient care/stabilization in the immediate post-operative phase. The Nurse Manager for the Main PACU is Mary Ann Hoffman.
Main Postoperative Care Unit (MPOCU)
The MPOCU is a 13-bed, phase 1 and phase 2 post anesthesia recovery area that provides care for the outpatient post anesthesia patient during their initial recovery from anesthesia until their discharge to home. This unit provides a family-centered environment promoting the safe discharge of the ambulatory surgical population. The Nurse Manager for the MPOCU is Mary Ann Hoffman.
Perioperative Short Stay Unit (SSU)
The SSU is a 15 bed medical-surgical unit that provides care for the 23-hour postoperative/post-procedural patient. The goal of this unit is to provide on-going nursing evaluation and care, promoting a safe and early patient discharge to their home location. The Nurse Manager for the SSU is Mary Ann Hoffman.
The Orthopedic Center
The Orthopedic Center provides pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative care to patients scheduled for orthopedic procedures. There are 16 pre/post patient care rooms, a 14 bed PACU, and 8 dedicated orthopedic operating rooms. The unit is open Monday to Friday 6:00 am to 8:30 pm. The Nurse Manager of the Orthopedic Center is Cindy Poucel.
The Endoscopy Department at Lancaster General Health care for the outpatient and inpatient gastrointestinal and pulmonary populations. The department operates primarily on weekdays with occasional weeknights/weekends for emergency procedures. There are 18 pre-op/post-op beds and 5 procedure rooms. The Manager of the Endoscopy Department is Kim Groff.
Interventional Vascular Unit (IVU)
The IVU provides care to the inpatient and outpatient population for interventional vascular procedures. The department operates during the day Monday to Friday with nights, holidays and weekends for emergency cases only. There are 17 pre/post beds, two interventional procedure rooms, and one minor procedure room. The Manager of IVU is Neftali Rivera.
WBH Perioperative Services
Perioperative Services at Women & Babies Hospital provides pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative care for inpatient and outpatient procedures for women. There are 10 pre/post patient care rooms, a 10 bed PACU, and 5 operating rooms. The Nurse Manager for WBH Perioperative Services is Brenda Ulrich.
Surgery Center at the Suburban Pavilion (SOP SC)
The Surgery Center at the Suburban Pavilion provides pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative care to patients scheduled for outpatient surgery. The center operates Monday to Friday with 6 operating rooms. The Nurse Manager of the SOP SC is Gwen Kuhn.