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The Division of Thoracic Surgery has its own inpatient unit dedicated to the patient who has undergone or will be undergoing surgery in the chest. Ellison 19 is a 30-bed unit located on the 19th floor of the Ellison building.
Multidisciplinary ApproachThe team on Ellison 19 includes the surgeons, residents, interns, staff nurses and technicians, social worker, dietitian, nurse manager, case manager, unit clerks, and the physical and respiratory therapists.The interdisciplinary approach allows us to identify individual needs and personalize the plan of care.We place great emphasis on your physical needs as well as the educational and emotional support of you and your loved ones.
Nursing CareYou may have experienced palliative, reconstructive or curative surgeries in the chest. The nursing staff is proficient in the care you need as well as the care for those who need major surgery for chest trauma.The staff has extensive knowledge of the evaluation, diagnosis, the surgery or the procedure being done, and the regular care you require. They also understand the potential complications you might encounter and the subsequent needs of the patient at that time.
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