Acute Care Services
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The acute care services line is offered at these Prisma Health facilities.


Baptist Hospital

Adult Psychology: General adult psychiatric unit, for ages 18 and older treating a variety of behavioral health diagnoses, as well as many medical comorbidities. An acute care treatment program that provides interdisciplinary care for patients. Predominant diagnoses are depression, Bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders.

Child/Adolescent Psychology: Acute care treatment program providing interdisciplinary care for our patients ages 5-18. The unit also has a day treatment program for youth that does not require an inpatient level of care. Predominant diagnoses are depression, ADHD, behavioral disorders, and anxiety disorders.

Medical Oncology: This unit provides comprehensive care to oncology patients as well as general surgery and medical patients. Patients are seen in a supportive environment where they are offered the latest advances in surgical, radiation, and chemotherapeutic intervention. 

Medical Step-down: A 34-bed unit that offers a supportive environment focused on fostering educational opportunities and specialized training. The patient population can include conditions such as asthmatics, diabetes, seizure disorder, or rhabdomyolysis. Nurses on this unit are specially trained to administer peritoneal dialysis to patients on the unit and throughout the hospital. 

Medical Telemetry: Various patient management scenarios that require cardiac monitoring and titration of vasoactive drips.

Orthopedics: This unit has 33 private non-telemetry beds. The patient population consists of Orthopedic, Neurosurgical, General Surgery, and Medical patients. The unit serves Prisma Health’s Total Joint Program and cares for the majority of patients receiving total hip and total knee replacements, spine surgeries and craniotomies.

Telemetry: A 21-bed unit that provides care for a diverse adult patient population with a primary diagnosis of cardiovascular disease who require close nursing observation with cardiac monitoring. Patient diagnoses include CHF, chest pain, cardiomyopathy, pacemakers, acute myocardial infarction, and cardiac arrhythmias. 


Medical/Surgical: A 49-bed unit with cardiac telemetry monitoring capabilities. Patient population is a combination of medical and surgical patients with common diagnoses of; sepsis, COPD, pneumonia, asthma, surgical, stroke, diabetes, congestive heart failure and chest pain evaluation.

Baptist Parkridge Hospital

Medical Surgical: The unit provides care to stable adult patients. Nurses care for various patients that include: medical, orthopedic, medical telemetry, hospice, oncology, renal, and general surgery. 


Adult Oncology: Acute care of medical, gynecological and surgical oncology patient population that allows for a unique bonding experience in patient care. This unit also has a transplant program and a separate blood and marrow transplant unit.

Behavioral Health at Marshall I. Pickens Hospital: A four unit inpatient psychiatric hospital caring for patients of all ages with varying mental health disorders. North Wing: General adult unit providing interdisciplinary care for a wide range of behavioral health issues. Intensive Management Unit: Provides care for those with more severe mental health problems. South Wing/Gero: Behavioral Health care for older adults. Child and Adolescent: Treats behavioral health problems for children ages 6-17.

Cardiac Telemetry: Specialty focus on treatment of heart failure patients. Patient population also includes pre and post cardiac cath, NSTEMI, arrhythmia management, and patients with advanced respiratory disease.

Cardiovascular and Monitored Surgery: Acute care of the cardiac patient after coronary artery bypass grafting.


Coronary Intervention and Recovery Unit (CIRU): Acute care of patients with a primary diagnosis related to the heart.  The patients are pre and post CCL/EP lab interventional cases such as PCIs, TAVR, Watchman, Ablations, and device implants.

General Surgery: Acute medical, surgical and interventional management of patient care after surgery or emergent admissions.

Medical Telemetry: Various patient management scenarios that require cardiac monitoring and titration of vasoactive drips.

Neuroscience Stroke: Acute care of the neurosurgical and neurological patient population, including; ischemic strokes, intracranial hemorrhages, endovascular patients, trauma patients, spine surgeries, craniotomies, and seizures.

Neuroscience Medical Surgical: Acute care of the neurosurgical and neurological patient population, including ischemic strokes, intracranial hemorrhages, endovascular patients, trauma patients, spine surgeries, craniotomies, and seizures.

Orthopaedic Trauma: Post-operative care of patients from surgical interventions and trauma patient care.

Pulmonary Medicine: Management of heated high flow oxygen therapy, continuous pulse oximetry, telemetry, laryngectomy, ventilator therapy, chest tubes, BIPAP or CPAP therapy and trach care.

Roger C. Peace Hospital: CARF accredited rehabilitation hospital caring for patients with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, amputee, and stroke.

Surgical Specialty: Acute care of vascular and urology patients after emergent admissions or surgical intervention.

Telemetry Observation: Acute medical, surgical and interventional management of patient care after urgent or emergent admissions.

Transitional Care: Medical surgical unit that specializes in the care of the inpatient hospice population.


Medical/Surgical: Magnet community hospital; supports acute post-operative care for orthopedic, general and urological surgeries and admissions from the emergency room and physician practices. 

Laurens County Hospital


Cardiac Telemetry: Acute care for cardiac dysrhythmias, sepsis, acute renal failure, GI bleeding, stroke care requiring telemetry and vasoactive medication administration.

Medical/Surgical/Telemetry: Acute care for adults with actual or potential life-threatening medical/surgical conditions. May also include non-acute cardiac and non-cardiac chest pain patients monitored via remote cardiac monitors.


Cardiac Telemetry: Acute care for cardiac dysrhythmias, sepsis, acute renal failure, GI bleeding, stroke care requiring telemetry and vasoactive medication administration.

Clinical Decision: Acute medical, surgical and interventional management of patient care after urgent or emergent admissions.

ICU Intermediate: A 24-bed unit that utilizes cardiac monitoring for every patient. Patient population includes patients on cardiac drips and assistive respiratory care. This unit performs various bedside procedures and therapies. 

Medical/Surgical: Supports acute post-operative care for orthopedic, ENT and internal medicine admissions. Also supports geriatrics, pediatrics, and palliative care.

Surgical Specialty: Acute care of medical and surgical patients after emergent admissions or surgical intervention.


Short Stay Surgical: Post-operative care of elective surgery patients including total joint replacement/orthopedics, Women’s/GYN, ENT, plastics, and general surgery.

 

Richland Hospital

Accountable Care: A 28-bed unit that incorporates an adult, patient-centered bedside care team who partners with USC Family Medicine group to care for a wide variety of medical illnesses.

Acute Care for the Elderly: A newly renovated 26-bed medical surgical unit, with the capability to provide telemetry to meet the needs of adult, hospitalized patients. A typical ACE appropriate patient is 65 years or older and has the ability to walk and function independently with little to no assistance. 

Cardiac Stepdown: This 21- bed unit is the step-down unit for CVICU & CCU. The primary population consists of patients who have undergone cardiothoracic surgical procedures including CABG, Valve replacement, TAVR and LVAD.  

Cardiac Telemetry: Care for primary diagnoses to include CHF, MI, cardiac arrhythmias and treatments to include procedural and pharmaceutical interventions.  

Clinical Decision: The Clinical Decision Unit is a 20-bed, cardiac telemetry capable observation unit. The patient population consists of 100% observation patients (patient stay of less than 24 hours) with primary diagnoses of CVA/TIA, chest pain/acute coronary syndrome, as well as a wide variety of other disease processes.  

General Adult Acute Care/Nephrology: Nurses on this unit are specially trained to administer peritoneal dialysis to patients on the unit and throughout the hospital.  This unit provides  acute care for medical and surgical patients along with telemetry monitoring capabilities.  

Heart Failure Accountable Care: This 20-bed Heart Failure Accountable Care Unit (ACU) is the first in the nation with the goal of reducing the 30 day readmission rate for heart failure patients through patient education and reinforcement of self-care behaviors from staff.  Patients are typically experiencing acute heart failure decomposition who may require organ transplantation or mechanical support.

Medical Nursing: Acute care treatment for  a variety of clinical scenarios from sickle cell crisis to pelvic fractures and GI bleeds. This unit supports overflow for Neuroscience patients and offers telemetry if needed.

Medical Surgical/Oncology: Provides comprehensive care to the oncology and general acute care patient. The unit provides initial treatments for newly diagnosed and ongoing treatment for cancer patients such as chemotherapy and symptom management for patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Neuroscience and Stroke: A 32-bed telemetry unit providing care for neurosurgical patients such as craniotomy, fusions and VP shunts as well neuro patients suffering from disorders such as seizures and stokes. 

Orthopedics: Post-surgical care for patients with total hip and total knee replacements.  The unit also cares for patients with various other orthopedic injuries, spinal surgeries and patients requiring care post-traumatic injury. 

Richland Springs: Richland Springs is a 26-bed inpatient offsite unit for Behavioral Health patients on the Prisma Health Richland campus. Unit provides care for patient’s ages 18 years old and older. Patients present with acute psychosis, suicidal or homicidal ideations, depression, and/or substance abuse or dependence problems. 

Surgical Trauma Nursing: A 30-bed medical surgical unit primarily geared towards adult patients requiring care after experiencing traumatic injury typically requiring surgical intervention. Examples of these patients include those with injuries related to gunshot wounds or other penetrating injury, assaults, motor vehicle crashes, and falls.  

Tuomey Hospital

Acute Rehab: This unit provides care to a patient population that includes CVA, head injuries, amputations, cardiac and progressive deterioration. Patients receive therapy daily in addition to 24-hour nursing care.

Intermediate Care: This unit offers cardiac monitoring and progressive care with a patient population that includes patients on cardiac drips and assistive respiratory care. This unit performs various bedside procedures and therapies. 

Medical Nursing: Medical nursing is a 24-bed medical/surgical unit that serves a diverse population of patients including, but not limited to, patients with multisystem dysfunctions and infectious diseases in a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

Nephrology: Comprehensive adult acute care unit that supports a diverse patient population with care for patients with acute and chronic kidney failure. This unit also treats patients with other complex diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart and lung diseases. 

Observation: Observation unit with patient monitoring for an average stay of 18-36 hours in a fast-paced environment.  The nurse will drive results and manage symptoms to transition the patient home. 

Oncology: A 24-bed unit focused on providing exceptional patient care for a mixture of oncology, hematology and med/surg patients.    

Surgical Inpatient: Acute surgical post-op care for patients recovering from total joint surgeries, general surgeries, urology and plastics cases.