MedWatch Today: Healthcare Hero, 5 West Unit at Community Regional Medical Center

Med Watch Today

Five West is a department that takes care of orthopaedic and surgical patients. But, that doesn’t stop them from helping out other units. Most recently, they helped the labor and delivery department when they urgently needed medication supplies. They also helped another team at Community Regional Medical Center when they needed a bariatric chair for a patient’s family member – going the extra mile to keep our patients and their families happy.

Monica Ficher is a unit clerk for Five West. She said, “You know, we’re all one together. And so, I just feel like if another floor needs something and we’re able to help them, then why not?”

“I can’t imagine working anywhere else, just the experiences I’ve had here, just the kinda teamwork and just the relationship I have with my coworkers,” stated Jimmy Lin a registered nurse is the Five West unit.

Their team spirit has not only been recognized by their peers, but the Joint Commission has also recognized them as a hip and knee joint replacement center of excellence.

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