Primary Care Unit
Medical Services in Jackson
The Primary Care Unit (PCU) cares for patients of all ages with a variety
of diagnoses, including those who are staying in rooms dedicated to our
Peak Joint Replacement and Spine Programs. Medical staff is readily available
here so that patients can receive whatever care they need as fast as possible.
Our professional registered nurses work with certified nursing assistants,
care coordinators, and designated charge nurses to ensure any immediate
or long-term concerns are addressed.
- Primary care unit patients have access to the following:
- Doctor reports at patients’ bedsides
- Reports available for families so they can stay updated on the plan of care
- Bar code scanning for medication delivery
- Onsite pharmacists to provide education on medications
- Nurse call button by each bed
- Overview of services during check in so patients have full access to our features
To facilitate easy communication between patients and nurses, each bed
is in close proximity to a convenient nurse call system. Patients need
only press a button to have a nurse reach out to them through an intercom
or by visiting their room. Through this service, no patient should have
to wait on pain or inconvenience until a staff member walks by their room.
Having a child admitted to the hospital can be scary for both the child
and parent. For this reason we permit and encourage parents to stay with
their children during their stay—we can even accommodate sleeping
arrangements for you. Making your child feel calm and safe is one of our
For safety purposes, we require that children wear hospital attire for
the duration of their stay.
Visitors are a wonderful way to help patients feel happier and more at
ease, and we encourage friends and loved ones to visit during appropriate
hours. Visiting hours in the Primary Care Unit are from 11:00 a.m. to
8:00 p.m. Visitors under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible
adult. Some visits may be restricted due to the patient’s condition,
or upon the request of the patient. If you want to bring a balloon to
the hospital, please make sure it is made of mylar and not latex, as some
of our patients may be allergic.