Medical Outpatient/Surgical Services Unit

Fast Facts

  • Number of Beds
    • 18 Outpatient Surgery bays
    • 4 OR suites
    • 1 Procedure Suite
    • 5 PACU bays
  • Nurse to Pt Ratio
    • 2 RNs to admit outpatient surgeries
    • 2 RNs to discharge post op patients
    • 1 RN to provide post-procedure care for cardiac services
    • 1 RN for radology procedures
    • Additional:
      • 2 RNs for pre- and post-procedure
      • 2 RNs in prodedure
      • 1 RN in Pain Clinic
      • All on Pain Clinic days
    • OR ratio 1:1
    • Phase 1 PACU ratio 1:1-2
  • Shifts
    • Varies 8, 0, 10, and 12 hours shifts available
    • OR and PACU on-call hours
  • Certifications Available

MyMichigan Medical Center Alma surgical services consist of pre-surgical evaluation, outpatient surgery, operating room, and the post anesthesia care unit. The outpatient surgery department cares for members of the community seeking surgical, cardiac care, radiology, infusion care, and pain clinic services. The operating room utilizes four OR suites and one procedure room. Plans for a new state of the art facility are currently underway for surgical services at the Medical Center. The PACU consists of five bays staffed with a team of RN’s that care for patients pre- and post-operatively.

Types of Surgical Patient Care

  • General Surgery
  • GI Procedure
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • OB/GYN Procedure
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Podiatry Procedure
  • ENT Surgery

Types of Medical Outpatient Patient Care

  • Cardiac Cath
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Infusion Care
  • Pain Clinic

The surgical services staff follow the AORN and ASPAN standards of care. Our staff prides themselves on providing safe, compassionate, and knowledgeable care to our patients and their families.

Members of our team are given the opportunity to participate in committees that help drive the health systems commitment toward Magnet® status. In addition, staff members have the support to attend conferences and encouragement to obtain certifications in our area of specialty.

Unit orientation is given by a team of experienced staff who value the importance of professionalism and high standards of care. Orientation is individualized based on our new staff members experience and skill level.

What Our Employees are Saying

  • “I work with an amazing group of people." — Kathy Roderick, R.N.

  • “I love my job because of the people I work with.” — Casey Kuhn, R.N.

  • "I have so much fun and I enjoy coming to work every day!” — Trish Cole, R.N.