Primary Care Unit (PCU)

The Primary Care Unit is so named because of the special relationship between patient and nurse. This is a medical, surgical, and orthopaedic unit staffed by registered nurses and certified nursing assistants that collaborate as a team to provide patient care.

There is a nurse call system within easy reach of each bed in every room. Push the button and your call will register at the central nurses’ station. The unit secretary will answer through the audio intercom, or a nursing staff member will come directly to your room. You may respond to the audio system by simply speaking.

The use of the call system, electric bed and other equipment will be explained to you when you are admitted to your room.