Generally, everyone wants to avoid surgery. However, if you or a family member needs a surgical procedure, you can feel confident the surgical staff at Culbertson Memorial Hospital provides a caring, knowledgeable environment. And now, that environment is more private and spacious to benefit you.
The Surgical Services Department recently acquired the old Obstetrics unit, which was closed in 2007. Previously, pre-op and post-op were in a single room with four areas divided only by curtains. The patients had to be taken down a public hallway to get to surgery and to return to the room post-op. Today, there are three rooms, two of which are semi-private and one private.
According to Surgical Services Supervisor, Cheryl Howard, RN, patients who have had surgery prior to the change and have since been able to experience the current setup have had nothing but compliments for the extra space and privacy. With the new Surgical Services Department facilities, staff now have a nurses’ station and small kitchen and break room area. For the first time in their careers, they have their own area to stop, sit and complete charts.
Culbertson’s Surgical Services Department is comprised of skilled and experienced professionals who are committed to providing the highest quality of care to the surrounding communities. Working with consulting and staff surgeons, Culbertson offers surgical services Monday-Friday, with most patients going home the same day. We offer Endoscopic, Laparoscopic, Ophthalmology and General Surgical Procedures, and are working to expand our services for our community.
The mission of Culbertson Memorial Hospital is to provide quality, compassionate care to the communities we serve. Private rooms during and after surgery are just one way we are fulfilling that mission.
Questions? Need to schedule a procedure? Call our Surgical Services Department, at 217-322-4321, ext. 5293.