Surgical/Pediatric Unit

About Our Services

The Surgical/Pediatric Unit is an 18-bed unit that provides professional nursing care for our community’s surgical and pediatric patients. Our highly skilled nurses provide preoperative/postoperative surgical patient care to a wide variety of different types of surgical procedures for adults and pediatrics. 

Some common surgeries performed at HMC include:  Laparoscopic Cholecystectomies/Appendectomies, Hernia Repairs, Bowel Resections, and Mastectomies. Our unit provides post-operative care for our Bone and Joint type of surgical patients who are admitted for Joint Arthroplasties and other types, in order to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis and fractures to name a few. We also specialize in caring for the majority of the Pediatric admissions to the hospital ranging in age from less than a month old to 18 years old.

Highly Trained Staff

Our nurses are experts and practice evidenced-based nursing care.  Nurses are certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), S.T.A.B.L.E., Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) and Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP).  The nursing staff receive annual nursing education to remain updated and current in their nursing practice.  Our knowledgeable nurses practice critical-thinking skills, prioritize and problem-solve, as they work collaboratively with your physicians.  Our nursing staff is compassionate, respectful, professional, as well as culturally-sensitive to all of our patients.

The Surgical/Pediatric nurses are assisted by Certified Nurse Assistants and Health Unit Clerks.

The staff are represented by their own Shared Governance Committee, which addresses Patient Care, Safety and Satisfaction issues, as well as all other issues, in order to  maintain and improve our evidence-based practices.

What to Expect

The Surgical/Pediatric Nursing staff will greet you at the bedside when you arrive on the unit.  You will be assigned to a specific Surgical/Pediatric Registered Nurse (RN) and a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Your RN/CNA will immediately help you to get settled in your room and begin by introducing themselves and serving your needs.  The staff  will begin by admitting you to the hospital.  During this time, you will take part by answering important questions concerning your condition.  It does take some time to complete, but it is vital to making sure we have the most current and pertinent information necessary to provide the best care that we can for you.  After this, the RN/CNA will provide care based on your Physician ordered treatment plan.

Remember, you (the patient) are an important member of the healthcare team.  Please feel free to ask questions and actively participate in your medical care.  We encourage it.

For our Pediatric patients, parents/primary caregivers can expect to receive educational information on car seat safety and infant/child CPR prior to discharge, as part of our commitment to our community on Pediatric safety.  Many of our staff are Certified Car Seat Technicians and have completed educational competencies in Car Seat and Infant/Child CPR. 

Our Mission

Patient-Centered Nursing Care with optimal patient outcomes.

Location, Contact Information and Visiting Guidelines

Surgical/Pediatric Unit is located on the 2nd Floor near Surgical Services (Ambulatory Surgery Unit, Operating Room, and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). We are also adjacent to the Progressive Care Unit.  Our visiting hours are from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.  For our pediatric patients, we encourage an adult-aged parent or legal guardian to stay overnight for additional comfort. 

Surgical/Pediatric Nurse Manager:  Robin Nakayama, RN, BSN, CNML may be contacted at (808) 932-2845.