The ASC encompasses an entire surgical procedure, from beginning to completion. Typical ASC patients are individuals who are healthy except for the condition that necessitates their elective surgery and for whom serious complications are highly unlikely.
- 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (M-F)
The Behavioral Health program has been helping adults with general and geriatric psychiatric disorders since 1973.
CAMC Behavioral Health specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness in the geriatric and adult population. Our medical team includes board certified psychiatrists, who take a comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment.
Because CAMC’s behavioral health unit is located in West Virginia’s largest medical center, patients have immediate access to comprehensive medical care for any specialized needs. This continuum of care allows our experienced clinical staff to offer the most effective treatment within a fully integrated health care system developed to meet the individual needs of each patient.
The Behavioral Health team has had training that enables it to assess and treat most acute psychiatric illnesses, with the goal of helping the patient return to normal functioning and reclaim his or her life in the community. The Behavioral Health Unit coordinates the patient's care by using a multidisciplinary treatment team that includes but is not limited to a medical director, physicians, psychologist, resident psychiatrist, psychologist intern, medical students, counselor, recreational therapist, registered nurses, and other assistive personnel. We also work closely with social workers, dieticians, physical therapists, case managers and other members of the medical staff as needed.
Visiting Hours: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
We are the highest level Trauma Center, Stroke Center, Neurosciences Center and Medical Rehabilitation Center. Each year, our experienced Trauma Center staff treats more than 3,100 patients. An average of 1,500 patients also receive neurosurgery and medical rehabilitation services here. Plus, our Stroke Center has been designated as a Primary Stroke Center from DNV GL Healthcare, which serves as the gold standard for measuring excellence in national care. Our interdisciplinary stroke team, specially-trained in the latest methods of stroke care, offers a 24/7 rapid response process for incoming stroke patients and includes physician specialists in emergency medicine, neurology and radiology, as well as nurses, clinical pharmacists, acute care therapists, case managers and social workers.
Visiting Hours: 24 hours
The CAMC Outpatient Laboratory is committed to providing excellent services to patients. The laboratory uses state-of-the art instrumentation and highly skilled laboratory professionals to produce accurate diagnostic results. The outpatient laboratory is conveniently located on the first floor of General Hospital.
Hours: 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays
We are a highly skilled group of health care professionals working to improve the health of our patients. We maintain a "hands-on" personalized aspect of caring while delivering state-of-the-art medical care. As an intermediate care floor, we provide care for those needing cardiac (heart) monitoring and/or critical medication intravenous infusion, those with pulmonary (lung) diagnosis with or without mechanical ventilatory assistance, and the general medical patient population.
- 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
3 South offers private rooms for 8 IMCU patients. Our patient population consists of a lower acuity version of those patients that meet the criteria to be admitted to General Hospital’s neuroscience intensive care unit and our medical intensive care unit. 3 South also offers a 8 semi private/private bed clinical decision unit. These patients are admitted from the emergency room to finalize their work up. Their average length of stay is 24 to 48 hours. Both units are staffed separately and patient populations are not interchanged.
The medical imaging department at CAMC General Hospital includes state-of-the-art radiography and fluoroscopy rooms offering digital imaging with multiple capabilities. The computed tomography (CT) department is equipped with two 128-slice CT scanners. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) department hosts a 3 Tesla scanner. A highly skilled team of doctors, technologists, registered nurses and assistants work together to ensure the utmost patient experience.
- General radiography
- Computed Tomography (CT)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear medicine
We focus on improving the functional ability of individuals who have experienced a major life-changing event or who have a chronic disability. Patient education is a primary focus to enable the patient/family to achieve maximal health. Our goal is to foster independence and help the patient achieve maximal functional capacity.
- 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
OT is a health and rehabilitation profession. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who need specialized assistance to lead independent, productive and satisfying lives due to physical, developmental, social or emotional problems. OTs use the "occupations" of self-care, work and play/leisure activities to increase independence, enhance development, and/or prevent disability. To achieve these goals OTs may also adapt the task or the environment.
- 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F
The Physical therapy services are utilized to evaluate and treat inpatients and outpatient observation patients with limitations in functional movement and mobility.
- 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Orthopedics returns patients to optimal health in a minimal amount of time. A team approach to patient care and education is utilized, with much of the education beginning prior to the patient’s admission and continuing throughout the rehabilitation process.
- 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Short-stay surgery, encompasses an entire surgical procedure, from beginning to completion on a same-day basis, without the anticipation of an overnight hospitalization. Typical short-stay surgery patients are individuals who are healthy except for the condition that necessitates their elective surgery and for whom serious complications are highly unlikely. Our unit is an integral part of the surgical, anesthesia and PACU departments.
- 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Charleston Area Medical Center’s Sleep Center was the first sleep center in West Virginia to be accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The sleep center helps patients with a variety of sleep disorder symptoms, including narcolepsy, excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep apnea, sleep attacks, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and periodic leg movement.
Our medical director, Dr. George Zaldivar, is board certified in sleep and pulmonary medicine.
In each room, there is a television for relaxation, and we provide snacks and meals depending upon your length of stay with us. All testing is done as an outpatient procedure, and patients usually spend one or two days completing the testing.
Phone: (304) 388-7507
- 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
Overnight Study Hours:
- 8:30 p.m. - 7 a.m
The Surgery (OR) provides the patient with complete, competent care by meeting or exceeding national standards for surgical care. The perioperative process encompasses the total surgical experience of individuals with a multitude of needs. Various surgical procedures are performed including trauma, orthopedic, neurological, ophthalmic, general, vascular, ENT, maxillofacial, plastic and urology, including renal transplants.
- 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Through primary nursing, we deliver quality nursing care. The registered nurse is responsible for ongoing assessment, implementation of care and discharge planning of patients. Extensive patient education is provided to post-op bariatric surgery patients.
- 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.