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Specialty Areas

At the forefront of healthcare in the East Valley, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center offers the healthcare professional a variety of exciting and challenging specialty areas. Here you will have an opportunity to develop and use your unique talents.

Our specialization includes state-of-the-art technology, world-renowned physicians and plenty of room to grow. Each department will be staffed with trained professionals who deliver compassionate care and enjoy a healthy, work-life balance.

Areas of specialty

Medical/Surgical: This unit is a place where compassionate, committed healthcare professionals find a wide variety of opportunities to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients and their families.

Emergency: With a more efficient design, our brand new ER facility offers faster triage and more effective care. Patients experience shorter wait times, while our ER personnel enjoy the many benefits of working in a state-of-the-art environment.

ICU: We offer an environment that allows for nursing autonomy and excellent working relationships with physicians. A 2:1 ratio for general ICU patients allows our staff to focus on their patient advocacy.

Maternal/Child Health: Comfort and technology go hand-in-hand in this new Maternal/Child Health Center. As with all of Mercy Gilbert's new units, our employees work on state-of-the-art technology and share the benefits with our patients.

Telemetry: Our Telemetry unit is one of the most technologically advanced in the area. In this dynamic setting, you'll have the opportunity to work with other dedicated healthcare professionals who are among the finest in their field.

Diagnostic Imaging: The Mercy Gilbert Diagnostic Imaging Center houses the most advanced imaging technology available, allowing us to diagnose and treat a wider range of medical problems. In this advanced setting, you'll have the opportunity to work with other dedicated healthcare professionals who are among the finest in their field.

Heart Center: The Heart Center at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center provides cardiology, neurology and pulmonary diagnostic services.

Sleep Center: The Sleep Center is a successful combination of clinical expertise and state-of-the-art technology in pleasant, relaxing surroundings. In addition to guaranteeing that severe sleep study patients will receive next day results, patients enjoy amenities such as full size beds with adjustable elevation, flat screen TVs offering premium channels, ceiling fans and a private shower.

Spiritual Care Services: Board-certified chaplains seek to embody compassion and promote healing as they accompany patients and families in their journey through illness, and at times, through death.

Nursing:

Endoscopy/Special Procedures
The Endoscopy Department provides both inpatient and outpatient services for those with known or suspected gastrointestinal or pulmonary issues. Among services performed are bronchoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, gastroscopy and more.

Emergency Department
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center's Emergency Services is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by board-certified physicians and registered nurses with advanced training in both adult and pediatric emergency medicine. It features a large 33-bay capacity, a two-bed triage, two critical-care rooms, 27 multifunctional bays and four minor-care "fast track" rooms designed for less serious illnesses or injuries.

The Intensive Care Unit
(ICU) at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center is a multidisciplinary adult critical care unit. The unit cares for patients with a potentially life-threatening medical/surgical or cardiovascular condition who require continuous monitoring, increased nursing care hours, or a more intensive nurse-to-patient ratio. The ICU is staffed 24/7 by physicians who are specifically trained in critical care.

Labor & Delivery
Our Family Birth Center is designed to allow our patients to experience the birth of their baby in comfortable surroundings. We are committed to promoting a family-centered environment that meets and exceeds patient expectations by identifying and fulfilling your educational, physical, psychological and cultural needs.

Medical — Surgical
The Medical/Surgical Department provides services and care for inpatients in the acute stage of suspected or known physiological compromise.

Our services include diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Our nursing care includes the safe and proficient delivery of treatment necessary to provide for the physical and emotional needs of the patient, as well as the promotion and maintenance of their health.

Nursery
Our nursery is fully staffed for infants requiring extra care or monitoring, as well as an observation area for well newborns when mothers want to have their infants in the nursery for short periods of time. Both are staffed with highly skilled nurses with expertise in caring for newborns.

Telemetry
The Telemetry unit is a 30-bed facility with the newest medical care technology. The department cares for patients who require continuous cardiac monitoring and close observation. The Telemetry unit operates from a paperless system which expedites patient care, delivering accurate and efficient results. Computer and chart workstations located between each patient room facilitate close observation of each patient. In addition, every patient room contains a bedside computer for documentation and bedside medication verification.

Allied Health:

Diagnostic Imaging/All Specialties
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center's Diagnostic Imaging Department has some of the finest radiology technology available, including:

  • Digital mammography
  • 64-slice CT scanner
  • Full body MRI
  • Digital X-ray machine
  • Cardiac nuclear medicine
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic interventional procedures
  • Vascular procedures
  • High resolution ultrasound
  • Whole body bone density studies

 

Laboratory
Staffed by licensed medical technologists and certified phlebotomists, the Laboratory Department provides comprehensive laboratory services to our patients 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. 

The laboratory maintains ongoing quality control, proficiency testing and performance improvement programs designed to objectively and systematically monitor and evaluate the quality of services. The laboratory maintains accreditation with the College of American Pathologists and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act.

Pharmacy
The Pharmacy Department provides the hospital with comprehensive, progressive pharmaceutical services in order to maximize patient care and to furnish federally approved medications, efficient medication distribution systems, in-depth educational programs and professional clinical services to meet the needs of our patients.

Rehabilitation Services
From minor deficits to conditions affecting an individual's ability to live and function independently, our Rehabilitation Services Department provides a myriad of services to help our patients return to their highest level of function as quickly and safely as possible.

Services include occupational, physical and speech therapies.

Respiratory
The Cardiopulmonary Services Department's primary function is to promote and provide the highest standards of quality patient care in cardiology, neurology and respiratory therapy.

The department is composed of registered respiratory therapists, certified respiratory technicians, registered echocardiographers and EEG technologists, all of which are state and /or nationally licensed.

Cardiovascular Research
The vision of Catholic Healthcare West's Cardiovascular Research Center is to develop a cardiovascular research program directed toward patients who require treatment beyond the normal standard of care. Lead by Nabil Dib, M.D., MSc, F.A.C.C., director of Cardiovascular Research, the team of researchers is proud to be involved in the development of several research programs.

The Cardiovascular Research Center is working to develop the following programs:

  • Atherosclerotic evaluation: Monitoring the progression or regression of atherosclerosis can be obtained through intravascular ultrasound technology using virtual histology. This information may be used in addition to genetic information.
  • Gene expression: Identifying cardiovascular disease in the early stages will enable clinicians to provide the best outcome with early intervention. This area of research will provide patients with personalized medicine through blood samples containing more than 40,000 genetic markers identified for each individual.
  • Myogenesis: Approximately two million hospital admissions for congestive heart failure occur annually. In an effort to find a much needed alternate treatment option for patients with heart failure, researchers within the Cardiovascular Research Center will participate in a cell therapy study for transplanting myoblasts into damaged areas of the heart. Researchers believe these transplanted cells may have the ability to regenerate cardiac-like muscle that has been damaged from a previous heart attack. The center's development of a cell therapy program is providing alternative treatment options for patients with chronic heart failure.
  • Structural heart disease: Percutaneous valve replacement or repair for conditions such as aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation offers an alternative treatment for patients with endstage heart disease. Other devices have been developed for congenital heart conditions, such as atrial septal defects.

 

To learn more about the Cardiovascular Research Center's important programs and clinical trials, please call 1.800.959.3807.

 

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