Medical Surgical Unit

The Medical Surgical Unit offers the acute phase of care along the care continuum provided to patients and their families at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. Surgeries include orthopedic joint replacements which require management of sophisticated pain control modalities. Some medical diagnoses are effectively managed from an observation status versus routine admission.

The Medical Surgical Unit has telemetry capabilities for cardiac monitoring, reducing the length of stay in Intensive Care. For selected patients, the phase of care shifts from acute to skilled, utilizing Punxsutawney Area Hospital's rural swing bed capabilities.