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Patient Focus Care Unit

Central Baptist Hospital's patient-focused care units provides special care to open heart surgery patients who no longer require intensive care services.

About the Units

Located in the 1740 Building, two patient-focused care medical surgery telemetry units (20 beds on 4 North and 23 beds on 4 South), are all private rooms and are staffed by nurses specially trained to care for patients recovering from coronary artery bypass grafts and valve replacement surgeries. Nurses have experience in critical care nursing.

Patients' vital signs are monitored at all times with telemetry units. The units also receive patients requiring temporary external pacemaker, pacemaker implantations and cardiac drips.

The unit is called a patient-focused care unit because we use a patient-centered approach to care. Caregivers are trained to perform EKGs and draw blood, minimizing the number of people who will come in contact with you. This allows us to enhance the quality and consistency of your care while making your stay as comfortable as possible.

Patients and families receive one-on-one education about heart disease and recovering from open heart surgery. Group I cardiac rehabilitation, an exercise and education program for hospitalized patients recuperating from a heart attack or bypass surgery also is offered.

Patients normally remain on the unit for about seven days before going home. Your surgeon may order visits from Central Baptist Hospital Home Health staff after your discharge to assure continuity of care while you recuperate at home.


Having visitors can help the patient's recovery process. However, rest is also an important part of the patient's recovery. General visiting hours for relatives and friends age 10 or older are 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. daily.