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Neuromedical & Neurosurgical Surgery
Burn ICU & Plastics
Ellison 14

Ellison 14 is a 22 bed adult patient care area. Twelve of the 22 beds are populated by Plastic Surgery patients.The remaining 10 beds are dedicated to patients who have sustained traumatic burn injury. Full Description..

General Surgery

General Surgery provides surgical care for complex gastrointestinal, pancreatic and biliary disorders and is also devoted to high quality treatment of common conditions such as colo-rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, breast disease, gallbladder surgery, and hernias. Full description..

Orthopaedics / Urology
Ellison 6

Ellison 6 is a 35-bed unit with the clinical specialty being orthopaedics and urology. The population of patients includes total joint replacements, trauma, and orthopaedic oncology. Full Description..

Surgical ICU / Trauma
Ellison 4

The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) is a twenty-bed adult general surgical ICU. The unit accepts patients over the age of 19 years with existing or life-threatening surgical illness or injury. Patients are admitted from a number of services including general surgery, thoracic, trauma, vascular, orthopedic, gynocology, and obstetrics. Full Description..

Thoracic Surgery
Ellison 19

Ellison 19 is a thirty-bed adult inpatient unit. Patients are primarily thoracic surgical patients requiring post-operative care and airway management after tracheal esophageal, pulmonary, or laryngeal surgery. Adult patients experiencing medial and oncologic illnesses also may be admitted to this unit. Full Description..

Transplant Unit
Blake 6

The Transplant Unit is a 21-bed special care unit located on Blake 6. These beds are designated for acutely ill, solid organ transplant patients. The patient population is comprised of pre and post renal, pancreas, liver, cardiac and lung transplant recipients. Additionally, patients may be admitted to the Transplant unit for treatment of acute allograft rejection, opportunistic infections and soft tissue infections. Long term allograft recipients who require other surgical procedures may also be admitted to Blake 6. The patient population ranges in age from 15 to 70 + years. The unit is HEPA filtered and pressurized (positive) to help protect this immunocompromised population. Full Description..

Vascular Surgery
Bigelow 14

Bigelow 14 is the center for vascular surgical nursing, including a twenty-seven bed adult inpatient unit and the unit-based MGH Vascular Home Care Program. Patients on this service usually undergo vascular surgery or interventional radiology procedures to improve arterial blood flow. At the time of discharge, patients who live within a 20-mile radius of Boston may receive home nursing services, if needed, from our vascular nurses who have been cross-trained to provide home care through a partnership program with the corporate home health agency, Partners Home Care. Full Description..

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