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Surgical Oncology (Weinberg 4A)

Postoperative 24-hour inpatient care for patients undergoing otolaryngological, gastrointestinal, plastic and oncology surgeries. We practice patient-centered care by allowing family members to room in and participate in their loved one’s care. We offer a family lounge with educational resources and Internet access. Our unit has all private rooms.

Patient Population
  • Adults ages 18 and up
  • Diagnoses include head and neck cancer, GI surgery for both malignant and nonmalignant reasons, and various inpatient plastic surgery diagnoses.
  • Average length of stay: 4 days
Number of Beds
  • 18
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • 1:4-6
Rotation/Shifts
  • 12 hours, self scheduling
  • Most staff rotate a.m. and p.m. shifts, with about 35 percent rotation to p.m. shifts
Skill Mix
  • RN and clinical associate staff
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