Inpatient Care Unit: (573) 884-3681
Our inpatient care team is made up of highly trained individuals who specialize in oncology care, focusing on both patient and family care and palliative care. The Ellis Fischel inpatient oncology unit provides specialized care 24 hours a day for adults with malignant disorders and other medical/surgical problems. Our patients range from those needing chemotherapy, cancer symptom management and also compassion and supportive care for progressive stages of their disease.
Medical diagnoses most commonly seen include cancer related complications such as pain, sepsis, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and mucositis. Nursing diagnoses often treated include alteration in protective mechanisms, alteration in comfort, alteration in nutrition, alteration in coping, and alteration in breathing.
Our nursing staff members have national certification in oncology nursing from the Oncology Nursing Society.