The Patient ward dedicated to the patients for medical and surgical procedures at the St. Maarten Medical Center is called the Medical/Surgical ward.
Staff within this department, are dedicated to providing exceptional patient care in a friendly, professional environment. SMMC schedules and performs surgery on patients on an average of more than 2000 cases a year. The greater portion of patients admitted for surgery are scheduled for general and orthopedic surgery, however, patients are also admitted through the Emergency Room.
Patients with conditions such as cardio vascular diseases, hypertension, gastro-intestinal diseases, renal diseases, hemolytic, endocrine, oncology (chemotherapy), rheumatology, immunologic diseases and diseases of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and central nervous system including strokes are also admitted to the Med/Surge ward under the care of our two Internists. Also, patients with mental disorders are admitted by the Psychiatrist.
Many of our returning patients are among our elderly population as well as diabetic and terminal patients. By providing support to these patients and their families, both emotional and with continuing health care solutions, our clinicians are committed to improving each patient’s quality of life.
Our well-qualified and experienced staff is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care in a friendly, professional environment. Our department consists of the ward supervisor, responsible for the leadership of the Med/Surge Ward and coordinates with the rest of the hospital team. The department further consists of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, student nurses and a ward secretary.