Medical Surgical Services


Adult Surgical Specialty Services (2 RCW)*
2 RCW is a 32-bed surgical unit that provides post-operative care for patients undergoing complex procedures related to digestive diseases, bariatrics, trauma, solid organ transplant, vascular and general surgery.
*American College of Surgeons-certified Bariatric Center of Excellence

General Medicine (6 RCP)
6 RCP is a 48-bed adult general medicine unit that cares for patients, many of whom have multiple morbidities. The patient population includes patients with acute and chronic renal failure, diabetes, infectious disease, gastrointestinal disease, as well as other general medicine diseases.

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

    4JPE 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 25-bed surgical unit that provides post-operative care for patients with head and neck cancer, facial trauma, oral surgery, gynecology-oncology, benign gynecology, urogynecological problems, and plastic and reconstructive surgery.
  • Medical Surgical/Hematology Oncology (4JPW)
    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.