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is an adult specialty hospital offering expertise in inpatient nursing care for a variety of medical specialties. 


Inpatient Nursing Units (DRH)

2R Crisis Center
3Q Inpatient Psychiatry
Emergency Department
Operating Room
Anesthesia Department/Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
4L   Medical/Surgical Acute Care
4M  Medical/Surgical Acute Care
4N Observation Unit
5P  Skeletal Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery (STARS)
4U Medical/Surgical Acute Care Stroke and Telemetry
4V Medical/Surgical Acute Care Neurology
5L Medical/Surgical Acute Care
5M Telemetry
5N Benign Hematology
5U  Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE)
4Q  Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
4T Burn/Hydrotherapy Intensive Care Unit 
5Q Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
5R Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
5T Neuro Trauma Intensive Care Unit (NICU)  

Outpatient Clinics (UHC)

Benign Hematology Clinic 

Orthopaedic Clinic

Rosa Parks Geriatric Center

Burn Clinic

Occupational Health Clinic

Oral Surgery Clinic


2R Crisis Center and 3Q Inpatient Psychiatry

Carol Moore, RN, BSN, MSN (Back row - left)

Director, Patient Services, 2R and 3Q


Marion Pierre, RN, BSN (Front row - right)  

Clinical Manager, 3Q


Leorea Heard, RN, BSN (Back row - right)   

Clinical Manager, 2R


2R Crisis Center - The emergency Crisis Center at DRH is the largest pre-admission screening program in the metro Detroit area.  Once the patient is registered, he/she is screened by the mental health technician and receives a comprehensive, integrated bio-psychosocial assessment and evaluation by an interdisciplinary team of nurses, social workers and physicians.


3Q Inpatient Psychiatry Unit  - The Psychiatric program at DRH is licensed to serve patients who are 18 years of age or older and have a primary psychiatric diagnosis.  Care is offered to adult public and private patients that are admitted either on a voluntary or an involuntary status. 

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Emergency Department   

Monica Marshall, RN,

Executive Director

Emergency Services









As Michigan’s first Level 1 Trauma Center, DRH ED nurses have a longstanding history of providing complex medical care to patients with urgent/emergent/critical conditions from across the region.  Our nurses’ clinical expertise dates back to1980 when the hospital first began specializing in emergency/trauma and critical care.  The nursing assessment of ED patients demands advanced skills, as does ongoing patient monitoring.  Our nurses are highly prepared professionals who have obtained Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC), and Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) certifications.

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Operating Room    


 Jane Serra, RN

 Interim Director Operating Room









The department of surgical services provides diagnostic, therapeutic and operative interventions for patients requiring a variety of surgical procedures 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Service specialties include trauma, orthopedic, thoracic, vascular, neurosurgical, urologic, anesthesia, plastics, otolaryngolic, oral surgery, endoscopic, and general surgery.  Assessment activities include pre-operative, intra-operative and post operative patient care for persons requiring emergent or elective surgery.


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Department of Anesthesia/Post Anesthesia Care Unit  (PACU)

Valdor Haglund, RN, MSN, CRNA

Director, Anesthesia


Christina Gravalese, RN, BSN

Clinical Manager, PACU




The department of anesthesia at
DRH includes the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), the pre-operative holding (POH) units and pain service.  The department provides care for patients requiring pre-surgical evaluation, perioperative/surgical care, anesthesia and recovery.  A wide range of intervention is often required based upon the surgical procedure and patient co-morbidities, including pre-admission testing for elective surgical procedures, general anesthesia, regional anesthesia and local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, phase I and II recovery, and pain management. 


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4L, 4M, 4N, 5P Med/Surg Acute Care, Orthopedics, Skeletal Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery


  Jasdeep Mahngar, RN

 Clinical Manager, 4L, 4M, 4N, 5P


The acute care units 4L, 4M, 4N, and 5P specialize in adult acute care trauma, surgery, orthopaedic, spine and urology. Units 4L and 4M are primarily acute care trauma, surgery and orthopaedic units.  Unit 4N is the observation unit for DRH and 5P delivers specialized care for elective cases such as arthroplasty, spinal surgery and urology. The unit staff is skilled in the physical, psychological, social and emotional assessment and care of patients who have sustained trauma, need surgical interventions or reconstructive surgery. Nursing care involves a team approach that includes the physician, nurse, pharmacist, advance practice nurse, physician assistant, orthopaedic technician, physical and occupational therapist, respiratory therapist, dietitian, case manager, and social worker.  The 4N RN’s are instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the observation patients.


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4U, 4V Medical/Surgical Acute Care Stroke, Neurology and Telemetry         

                        Harjeet Singh, RN

 Clinical Manager, 4U, 4V


4U is an acute care medical/surgical unit consisting of 18 beds, including two isolation suites and six beds equipped for telemetry monitoring.  Typical patient populations on the unit are acute CVA, hypertension, new onset of diabetes, renal and immunosuppressive disease.


4V is an acute care medical/surgical unit consisting of 20 beds. The population is basically general surgery and medical patients with a neuro focus. Some of the other diagnoses treated on the unit are hypertension, new onset of diabetes, acute CVA, renal and immunosuppressive disease.  The nurses on 4U and 4V involve the patient and family as a plan of care is developed for the patient and significant others. Nursing interventions are tailored to meet specific patient needs and derived from the mutually established goals by nurse, patient, family and physician.

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5L, 5M, 5U Medical/Surgical Acute Care and Telemetry     

Teresa Fernandez, RN, MSN (right)

Director, Patient Services, 5L, 5M, 5U


Delfin Crisostomo, RN, MSN (left) 

Clinical Managers, 5L, 5M, 5U


Unit 5L  is a 20 bed unit where the nursing staff provides high quality care to patients with a variety of chronic and acute medical conditions. 5L nurses are knowledgeable and empowered to perform independent nursing interventions with evidence-based effectiveness to facilitate health and wellness. The 5L nurses and staff’s priority is putting the patient first in everything we do. Building relationships with patients and families is important in providing continuity of care.


Unit 5M is a telemetry and medical acute care unit. The unit houses eight telemetry beds, 10 acute care beds and two respiratory isolation rooms.  Using evidence-based practice and a multidisciplinary approach, nurses deliver efficient, high quality care to clients who have medically acute needs and conditions. 


Unit 5U is an 18-bed acute care for the elderly unit (ACE Unit). Majority of the client population served are 65 and older.  We focus on providing quality of care for patients who have medical acute/chronic conditions. 


5L, 5M and 5U registered nurses are committed, influential, knowledgeable, and professional model examples of care who continually maintain a safe, customer-friendly environment.   Delivering top notch, quality of care to every patient, the registered nurses on a daily basis set standards of care, set goals, monitor practice and measure outcomes. The nurses strive to improve quality of care. Team members of 5M are involved in process improvement across multiple dimensions such as medication errors, blood transfusions, falls, pressure ulcers and restraints.


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4Q Surgical ICU (SICU) and 4T Burn/Hydrotherapy ICU

Sue Ellen Bennett, RN, MSN, NE-C  (Left)  

Administrative Director, Patient Care Services


Sharon Lowry, RN (Right)  

Clinical Manager, 4Q



4Q Surgical ICU (SICU)     

The surgical intensive care unit provides optimal treatment of critically ill patients under the most humane and comfortable conditions. To achieve these outcomes, close cooperation between all members of the health care team is required.  In an intensive care unit, where health preserving and life saving measures often have to be initiated with little or no warning, such cooperation is most important.

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4T Burn Center  

The Burn Center offers services for patients requiring critical burn care, operating services, hydrotherapy/wound care, and hyperbaric oxygen medicine therapy for patients with an altered skin integrity related to thermal, chemical, electrical burns, TENS, Steven Johnson’s Syndrome, frostbite and smoke inhalation.  Care is provided utilizing a multidisciplinary approach.  Nurses, physicians, pharmacist, respiratory therapist, physical and occupational therapist, social workers and clinical resource managers assist in managing the patients care from admission to discharge. 


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5N Benign Hematology, 5R Medical ICU, 5Q Coronary Care Unit  

Annette Davis-Marsh, RN, MSN (right)

Director, Patient Services, 5N, 5R, 5Q


Chenanda Thomas, RN, MSN (left)

Clinical Manager, 5N, 5Q


Sonja Dallas, RN, BSN (middle)

Interim Clinical Manager, 5R


5N Benign Hematology    

Benign Hematology Unit, 5N, is a 10 bed specialty unit designed to care for benign hematological conditions in a high quality care environment. Research studies and clinical trials may be conducted by the hematologist team on the unit. On average, the staff takes care of 50 patients per month. Due to the chronic nature of sickle cell disease many of our patients have a greater length of stay. This affords 5N staff the opportunity to get to know the patient as an individual, interact with their families and to address their unique needs.  


5N registered nurses have participated in competencies for treating adult patients and their families dealing with complications related to sickle cell disease, hemophilia, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura and TTP. Our nurses are proficient in administering larger doses of high alert medications and management of PCA pumps. 5N nurses are validated to administer chemotherapy though the Oncology Nursing Society. Our hallmark treatment is transfusing blood products. Our patients have access to the best level of pain relief that may safely be provided. As part of delivering comprehensive care, 5N staff collaborates with the hematology clinic staffed by hematologist, fellows, residents, NP/PA and social work.

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5R Medical ICU  

Medical Intensive Care Unit, 5R, provides an area for maximum specialized surveillance and support of vital functions for patients with acute or potentially life- threatening impairment of one or more vital systems. 

In general, patients with unstable vital signs requiring monitoring of intra-arterial or pulmonary artery pressures or invasive mechanical ventilation are candidates for Unit 5R. These patients usually require continuous nursing surveillance. 

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5Q Coronary Care Unit  

The Cardiac Care Unit, 5Q, is an area specifically designated, equipped and staffed to provide maximum surveillance and specialized care to patients with suspected or confirmed acute myocardial infarction, unstable angina, cardiac shock, and arrhythmia or pacemaker problems and to any other patient requiring comprehensive cardiovascular monitoring observation.

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5T Neurotrauma (NICU)    


Kathleen Force, MSN, RN

Director, Patient Services, Neurotrauma


The neurotrauma unit provides patient care services to patients with neurological trauma or acute neurological injury. Common diagnoses include traumatic brain injury, pre and postoperative aneurysm, tumor, stroke and nervous system diseases such as multiple sclerosis. 


The neurotrauma staff is skilled in the physical, psychological, social and emotional assessment and care of the critically ill patient with special attention to the detailed assessment of the severely neurologically injured patient. All RNs are nationally certified in the assessment of the stroke scale.


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Benign Hematology Clinic
Pat Goins, RN, BSN

Manager DMC Occupational Health Services- Central Campus

and Benign Hematology Clinic


The Benign Hematology Clinic (BNC) provides an area for specialized evaluation, management and treatment for patients with benign hematologic disorders. Patients range in age from youth to geriatric.  


Procedures and monitoring readily available in the BNC include, but are not limited to:

§         Hematologic consultations

§         Physical examinations

§         Point of care testing

§         Periodic Screening

§         Medication management

§         Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy (requires prior scheduling with special hematology lab)

§         Review of blood smears

§         Vaccinations

§         Social work evaluations and assistance

§         Referrals for needed services

The clinic is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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