Patient Access Centers

The Patient Access Centers (PAC) at General, Memorial and Women and Children’s hospitals prepare patients for surgical procedures by providing pre-admission testing, EKG and patient assessment for same-day surgical patients. Assessments include: history and physical, nursing assessment, anesthesia interview and assessment, evaluation of test results and reporting of abnormal findings. Patients will receive education to ensure their understanding of the procedure, as well as information about admission and discharge processes.