• Community Hospital North surgical Services offers the highest standard of care and the latest state of the art technology for your surgical needs. If surgery is required, Community Hospital North will provide you and your family a safe, quality experience that will exceed your expectations. At Community Hospital North, all aspects of your visit are patient focused, so you can get back to your daily routine as soon as possible.

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  • Free Valet Parking at Community Hospital North


    Community Hospital North offers free valet parking to our patients and guests. Remember, no tipping, please!

  • Concierge Desk as you enter Community Hospital North


    As you enter the hospital through the gallery, stop at the Concierge Desk and introduce yourself. Give the reason for your visit and our friendly Concierge will direct you to the nearby elevators that will take you to the surgery waiting area on the second floor.

  • Patient Navigator will greet you when waiting for surgery


    Once in surgery waiting, you will be greeted by a Patient Navigator. If your surgeon scheduled you for a Pre-Op Clinic visit prior to your day of surgery, it is likely you have already met. Our Patient Navigators are there to assest and guide you throughout your entire visit. Next, you will be introduced to a Patient Registrar where your registration process, including insurance verification, takes place.

  • A Pre-Op registerd nurse escorts you for surgery


    After you complete your registration, a Pre-Op registered nurse will excort you to your own private room in the pre-operative care unit where you will be prepared for your surgery. Here you will change into a hospital gown, removing all jewelry, contacts and eyewear. Be sure to leave any personal valuables at home. At this point, you will lie down on a patient cart that will take you to the operating room.

  • IV started for Pre-Op before surgery


    After identification verification, an IV will be started for the administration of medications and anesthesia. If ordered, lab tests may be drawn and your health history will be reviewed with you again. Your anesthesiologist will visit, sharing with you the process for your anesthetic and answering any questions.

  • Surgical site verification before surgery


    Lastly, the surgical site verification process will begin. This process ensures that everyone on your surgical team is in agreement about your procedure. Your pre-op nurse will confirm with you as well. When your surgeon arrives, he/she will reconfirm your procedure and surgical site by actually writing the word 'yes' at your surgical site.

  • Interviewed before taken to the operating room for surgery


    When it is time for your surgery you will be interviewed by the operating registered nurse who will then transport you to the operating room. The first thing the nurse will ask you is for your two patient identifiers. The nurse will then review with you many of the questions you have already answered as one final check step as well as verify the mark that your surgeon placed at your surgical site

  • Surgical suite you will enter for surgery


    As you enter the surgical suite, you will be introduced to your surgery team. Once again, you'll be asked to share your two patient identifiers and state the procedure you are to have and the site of your surgery. Then you will be transferred from your patient cart to the operating room table. Once situated, your anesthesiologist will administer your anesthetic. It's time for your procedure!

  • Patient Navigator updates your family on your surgery progress


    During your surgery, the Patient Navigator or operating room nurse will be in touch with the operating room, updating your family on your progress.

  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit after surgery


    Upon completion of your procedure, you will be transported to the post anesthesia care unit where you will receive one on one registered nursing care as you emerge from your anesthetic. The goal of your care is to keep you as comfortable as possible while ensuring a safe recovery.

  • You may be discharged or transferred to your patient room after surgery


    Depending upon the procedure you had, you will either be discharged to your home, or transferred to your patient room if a longer recovery is needed. If you are staying at the hospital for further recovery, you will be transferred to a nursing unit that specializes in the recovery specific to your surgery. The Patient Navigator will ensure that your family members are reconnected with you at this time.

  • At Community Hospital North, we understand that any time your child has to have surgery it can be an intimidating experience. Our team has a long history of providing compassionate, multidisciplinary care for the surgical needs of newborns, infants, children and adolescents. We have designed this pre-surgery tour to provide an overview for what you and your child can expect on the day of surgery. Parents, please view this tour along with your child. If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact your physician's office.

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  • Meet Sophie getting ready for surgery at Community Hospital North


    Hi, my name's Sophie and this is my mom. Not too long ago, I had surgery at Community North. Before the day of my surgery, I was pretty nervous about what was going to happen. But the people at Community Hospital North were so nice! I'd like to show you what happened when I was there so you can know what it's like. Follow my mom and me to learn more!

  • Arriving at the hospital for surgery


    When we drove up the hospital looked really big! At the front door there was a nice man who parked our car so we could go right inside! He did this for free!

  • Checking into Community North for surgery


    Our first stop was at the check in desk on the second floor. Everyone was very friendly. We had to fill out some papers, and then we went to hang out in the waiting area.

  • Meeting your nurse before surgery


    After a little while, my nurse came to get me and my mom from the waiting area. She took us to a room where I could get ready. I got a special armband on my wrist that said my name and my birthday. During my visit at the hospital, people looked at my bracelet a lot! When is your birthday? Mine is May 7th.

  • Surgery Preparation Room


    In my room, the nurse talked with me and my mom about a lot of stuff and we looked at a lot of papers. My nurse was very nice and she gave me some pajamas to wear. I was so glad that my mom was with me the whole time!

  • Checking my vitals


    The nurse had a lot of neat tools. She wrapped a soft fabric around my arm that gave it a hug and then let go. This was called a blood pressure cuff and it measured the way my blood was flowing through my body. Then she checked how warm my body was with a special thermometer that went next to my ear. Next, my nurse put a squishy clip on my finger called a pulse oximeter. This checked to see how I was breathing and how my heart was working. None of it hurt!

  • My surgeon


    Next, my mom and I got to see my surgeon one more time before the surgery. I asked him how my body would feel after the surgery was over. It's okay to ask any questions you have about your surgery. He was really nice and helped me feel better about being in the hospital.

  • My anesthesiologist


    After that my mom and I met my anesthesiologist. He listened to my breathing and heartbeat with a stethescope. An anesthesiologist helps you stay asleep during the entire surgery.

  • Meeting the operating room nurse


    After that we met the nurse that would be with me the whole time during the surgery. She was there to take really good care of me and answer any questions I had.

  • Going to the operating room


    When it was time for my surgery, I got to ride on a bed with wheels to a special room called the operating room or the O. R.

  • Operating room - O.R.


    In the O.R., everyone was waiting to take care of me when I got there. They were all so glad to see me. The nurse put the blood pressure cuff on my arm and the pulse oximeter on my finger again. Remember, they don't hurt! She also put a sticker on my chest to monitor me during surgery. No big deal.

  • Going to sleep for surgery


    Then it was time to go to sleep. The nice anesthesiologist, who I met earlier, was there to help me. I breathed in special sleepy air from the mask that he placed over my nose and mouth. I felt tired right away and went to sleep for my surgery.

  • Waking up


    When I woke up, my surgery was already over! Everyone was happy to see me after my surgery. They gave me yummy things to drink and a popsicle.

  • Recovery room


    Your body may feel very tired after your surgery. Mine sure did. The recovery room is a nice place for you to rest for a while. Be sure to tell the nurses if there is anything you need. Once I was awake, I went to another room to see my mom. I was sure glad to see her.

  • Going home after surgery


    After a while, the doctor and nurses let me know when it was time to change back into my regular clothes and get ready to go home! The nurse also talked with me and my mom about how to take care of my body after surgery. the nurse gave us some papers to take home in case we forgot anything that she said. After that, I got a ride back to our car! What service!