The Telemetry Unit specializes in the management of the adult and geriatric cardiac, stroke, medical, and surgical patients who have current or potential health problems that require nursing interventions or monitoring that cannot be provided in the medical-surgical setting. The unit consists of all private rooms to promote a quiet atmosphere and enhance the comfort of each patient.
The unit is comprised of 16 monitored beds under the guidance of a cardiologist who directs the efforts of the multidisciplinary staff consisting of nurses respiratory therapist, physical therapist, speech therapist, unit based pharmacists, and case coordinators.
Multidisciplinary rounds involving nurses, hospitalists, case coordination, pharmacist, dieticians and physical therapy are done daily to communicate and coordinate patient care. Daily multidisciplinary rounds have led to improve patient safety and efficiency of care.
The Telemetry Unit received a certificate of excellence from the American Hospital Association for their efforts in reducing readmissions.