The Medical Surgical floor cares for patients of all ages. With a staff consisting of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and patient care technicians, each patient and family member can rest assured they are receiving quality care.
Visitors are welcome between the hours of 8:00am - 8:00 pm. Restrictions may be made according to the patient's need for quiet and rest. Children under the age of 12 should not be on the medical/surgical floor or ICU.
We hope your stay at Medical Center Barbour is as comfortable and restful as possible. . You are welcome to bring your personal care products and clothing for your stay. If you need additional items (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, shampoo, etc), please ask your nurse. We want your valuables to be safe and encourage you to send jewelry, watches, wallets, etc., home with your family. Your bed has been designed to offer comfort and mobility. Depending on your condition, the head and foot of the bed may be raised and lowered using the controls located on the side rail and a call button is provided for you to request assistance. The temperature is controlled by individual thermostats in each room. Please tell your nurse if you are uncomfortable so adjustments can be made.
The nursing staff of Medical Center Barbour provides the highest quality of care in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team. We strive to exceed the expectations of our patients, families and the community.
Kathy Wilder Chief Clinical Officer
Medical Center Barbour
820 West Washington Street
Eufaula, AL 36027
Intensive Care Unit
Patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are considered to have an acute problem or, as a precautionary measure, require constant observation. Rest, relaxation and comfort for the patient have a direct bearing on a speedy recovery. Noise, long visits, too many visitors or worrisome discussions hinder such a recovery and therefore, require regulation. Your encouragement and hopeful attitude can go far toward calming fears and assisting the patient’s recovery. Your cooperation not only benefits your family member, but all of the patients in the ICU.
To ensure everyone is getting the best care in the Intensive Care Unit, there are certain restrictions in visiting patients.
Due to limited space in each patient room and for safe-keeping purposes, personal belongings (clothing, medication, and valuables) for patients should be taken home. Medications from home can only be administered by the ICU nurse with a physician’s order. Live flowers are not allowed in the patient rooms. Small artificial arrangements, balloons and cards are acceptable.
Good communication between the staff and the family is essential to the well-being of the patient. It is helpful if each family selects one individual who will act as the family representative. This person will be the primary contact for physicians and nursing staff and will share information between the staff and the family. Friends and family not able to visit the patient will benefit from having one individual to contact.
If the patient has a written Advance Directive then preferably the individual indicated as Health Care Power of Attorney should be the family representative.
In times of overwhelming stress, feelings of confusion, helplessness and fear, disagreements can arise among family members.
Because good health care for the patient involves the promotion of rest, we ask all problems be resolved outside the patient area.
If difficulty resolving certain issues within your family arises, the staff can provide assistance and referrals.