Medical Surgical Services


Adult Surgical Specialty Services (2 RCW)*
The Surgery Specialty Unit (2 Roy Carver) is a 34-bed surgical unit that provides post-operative care for a variety of patients undergoing complex procedures. Essential to the care of these multidimensional patients is an interdisciplinary team skilled in the areas of post-operative disease processes. 2 Roy Carver provides care for patients with the following conditions:

  •  Digestive Diseases (Celiac, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diverticulitis)
  •  Bariatrics (Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve)
  •  Trauma
  •  Solid organ transplant (Liver, Pancreas, Kidney)
  •  Vascular (Femoral Popliteal Bypass, Carotid Endarterectomy, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm)
  •  Emergency General Surgery

 The Surgery Specialty Unit believes it is our responsibility to provide patient centered care that will enable surgical patients and their families to cope with the physiological and psychological aspects of their illness or injury. We believe that exceptional care of the surgical patient embodies excellent clinical skills intertwined with compassionate care to achieve maximum quality of life..
*American College of Surgeons-certified Bariatric Center of Excellence

5 South
5 South is a 13-bed adult medical observation unit that serves a wide variety of patients. The unit is designed to provide high quality, personalized care for patients who require evaluation and treatment for conditions not appropriate for admission to an inpatient unit. The length of stay on the unit is typically less than 48 hours. Great focus is placed on patient education and discharge teaching. The types of patients cared for on this unit include those suffering from headaches, abdominal pain, chest pain, syncope, and back pain.  

General Medicine (6 RCP)
6RCP is an Inpatient Internal Medicine Unit focusing on the care of adults with a variety of medical diagnoses, including, but not limited to, diseases or disorders of the pulmonary system, gastrointestinal system, renal system, endocrine system, circulatory system, neurological system, as well as infectious diseases, dermatological disorders and autoimmune disorders.
This unit is a dynamic and fast paced environment rich with opportunities for learning. We utilize a multidisciplinary approach to patient care that encourages team work between Physicians, Nursing Staff, Therapy Staff, Social Work and a variety of other consulting disciplines to provide the most comprehensive care for our patients.
The heartbeat of our Adult Internal Medicine unit is teamwork for the sake of holistic patient-centered care and a healthy work environment that allows our staff to thrive and grow both personally and professionally.

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Units (HCCC)*

  • Adult Leukemia and Blood & Marrow Transplant (7 RCS)**  25 bed unit between two areas:
    7 RCS is a 15-bed unit for adult bone marrow transplant patients. Patient transplants include leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and other types of cancers.
    **Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapies accredited transplant program since 2001

    4 JPE is a 10-bed unit for adult leukemia patients, pre or post bone marrow transplant patients.
  • Gynecology, Oral Surgery, and Otolaryngology (3 JPW)
    3 JPW is a 28 bed, post-surgical oncology unit and specialize in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat), Gynecology (oncology, benign gyn, urogyn), oral surgery and plastics. We are associated with the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, but not all of our patients have a cancer diagnosis.
  • Medical Surgical/Hematology Oncology (4 JPW)
    4 JPW is a 32-bed medical-surgical oncology unit specializing in patients with solid tumor cancers such as thyroid, breast, colon, and pancreas. This unit serves patients with lymphoma, multiple myeloma, malignant melanoma, and other types of cancers, as well as patients with hemophilia, sickle cell disease, and other benign blood disorders.

* Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Cancer Center, the only one in Iowa

Non-Vascular Neurology (2 BT)
The 2 BT unit is a 9-bed acute adult unit for patients with epilepsy, headache/facial pain, multiple sclerosis, immune suppressed neuropathies, meningitis, dementia, and movement disorders. State-of-the-art video-monitoring and video EEG are used.

Respiratory Specialty and Comprehensive Care Unit (RSCCU) (7 JCP)
RSCCU is a 24-bed Intermediate care unit that incorporates two different patient populations on one floor. Pulmonary care for adult patients with lung diseases and complex pulmonary problems including: COPD, obstructive sleep apnea, asthma, cystic fibrosis, slow-to-wean ventilator patients, neuro-muscular disorders, lung transplant and patients who need less than intensive care, but more care than provided on acute medical/surgical units. Palliative Care is also on this floor and consists of a wide range of diagnosis receiving symptom management and some that are receiving end of life care.

Orthopaedics, Urology, Ophthalmology (3 RCE)
3RCE is a 24-bed adult surgical unit with surgical specialties including orthopaedics, urology, and ophthalmology. Unit staff provides care for patients who experience trauma, reconstructive joint surgery, reconstructive bladder surgery, tumor removals, spine surgery, hand surgery, foot surgery, amputations, sports injuries, skeletal traction, kidney stones, nephrectomies, radical prostatectomies, and wound care.

Short Stay Unit (3 RCW)
3RCW is a 24-bed adult unit that serves a wide variety of outpatient services.  This unit is focused on the patient that is to be recovered longer than 2 hours as well as working with the observation patients to assure a safe recovery to home.  This unit has a very short length of stay and each day will admit and discharge the majority of their patient census.  The highest volume of patients seen on this unit includes the orthopedic, urology, eye, ERCP, renal biopsy, chest pain, and other recovery patients.