Overview of the Medical/Surgical, Physical Rehabilitation, Special Care and Medical Cardiology Units at St. Mary Mercy Hospital Livonia
4 East Med/Surg
This unit is dedicated to the medical patients, specializing in, but not limited to the geriatric population. We provide a multidisciplinary approach to care including rehabilitation, pharmacy and respiratory services. The primary diagnoses are pneumonia, congestive heart failure and diabetes.
4 West Oncology
The Oncology Unit offers clinical excellence and compassionate care to oncology patients and their families. They are also trained to help patients and families approach end-of-life care issues and provide care to hospice patients requiring hospitalization.
5 East Surgical Services
This unit provides a multidisciplinary approach to care, including bedside rehabilitation, pharmacy, nutrition and respiratory services for adult and pediatric surgical patients. General surgical procedures include, but are not limited to, orthopedic repairs, fracture and joint replacements, abdominal, bowel, breast and genito-urinary surgeries.
The Inpatient Rehabilitation unit provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to care, focusing on rehabilitating the patient to his/her maximum functional potential after suffering a life-altering event. This team consists of a rehab physician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, rehab nurse and a social worker. The unit provides care to those but is not limited to, hip fracture, stroke, amputation, orthopedic and neurological conditions, and general reconditioning.
Medical Cardiology Unit
Medical Cardiology Unit (MCU) cares for patients who require cardiac rhythm monitoring using telemetry. While most patients have medical diagnosis such as heart failure and acute myocardial infarction, the unit also provides care to post-operative surgical and observation patients. Care is collaborative between registered nurses, attending physicians, cardiologists and other supporting disciplines. Care is dynamic with many admissions, transfers and pre- and post-procedure patients each day. A team leadership council, comprised of MCU staff, meets monthly to improve processes for patient care. The council's motto is "Touching lives compassionately; changing lives together."
Special Care Unit
The Special Care Unit (SCU) is a 16-bed intensive care unit for critically ill medical, surgical, cardiac and neuro patients. Patient rooms are spacious, allow for clear visibility and include state-of-the-art equipment. Pulmonary intensivists depend on nurses as the vital link in the care of the patients. We are active in Keystone ICU and focus on the latest improvements in safety and quality care to our patients.