When the need for more acute cancer care arises, the inpatient units at CAMC Memorial Hospital are available to provide a variety of necessary services. The 36 beds located on 5 South and 5 East have a dedicated, highly skilled staff available to meet the diverse needs of patients during their journey from diagnosis, through treatment, and recovery.
Realizing that family involvement is an integral part of patients’ recovery and recuperation, we have very liberal visiting hours and encourage families to become involved in their care. Our staff is available to provide the education and tools needed as they make the transition to caregiver.
We are currently in the renovation process for our original 29 bed unit and have a beautiful, new seven-bed unit to extend our cancer services, which will provide each patient with a private room and bath for added comfort.
We provide a multidisciplinary approach to guide the care and individualized treatment plan for each patient. Our social worker and case coordinator have daily meetings with nursing staff to plan patients’ treatment and organize their discharge needs. Others available on our team include:
· Pastoral care
· Enterostomal nurses
· Physical therapists
· Hospice dieticians
· Home Health/Infusion services
· Hospice/Hubbard House
Our goal is to make the transition from hospital to home as smooth and problem free as possible.
Manager: Valerie Jividen RN, BSN, OCN
Clinical coordinator: Martha Taylor RN, OCN
5-South Memorial: (304) 388-4282
5-East Memorial: (304) 388-5270