Physical Medicine Unit

The Physical Medicine Unit (9 South) is a 23-bed inpatient orthopaedic unit which specializes in the care of acute post-operative and rehabilitation patients. Our rehabilitation program is nationally recognized and world-renowned. As a result of the integration of two services on our unit, our nursing staff develops a large variety of skill sets, in order that we may provide high quality compassionate nursing care to the medically complex patient. Staff members are highly encouraged to participate in councils and committees, to attend conferences and workshops, and to pursue nursing specialty certification. Adequate time and support is made available for staff members to work on unit-based projects and research.  Nursing staff are encouraged develop professionally through continuing and higher educational opportunities.  

Our Facilities

  • State-of-the-art beds
  • Hill ROM staff locator technology
  • Automatic vital sign machines
  • PCA/EPCA pumps
  • Game Ready, AVI, SCD, CPM
  • Wound VAC, Jackson Pratt, Hemovac
  • Mobile medication carts for bedside medication administration and timely documentation
  • Computerized documentation
  • Electronic patient and family teaching handouts
  • Bedside handoff communication
  • Interdisciplinary Team Rounding
  • Hourly Rounding
  • Team Self Scheduling

Staff Quality

We look for the following qualities in our staff:

  • Knowledgeable and open minded
  • Able to accept constructive criticism
  • Team player
  • Reliable, flexible, motivated, and energetic
  • Excellent communicator
  • Creative and innovative
  • Able to problem-solve effectively
  • Able to think critically
  • Utilizes evidence in practice
  • BSN prepared


Nurse Manager: Ella Blot MA, RN, GNP, CRRN, NE-BC
Assistant Nurse Manager: Murielle Nose BSN, RN
Assist Nurse Manager: Jennifer Withall MS, APRN-BC, CNS