Inpatient Surgical Services

Contact Information

Bernadette Lamanna, RN
Patient Service Supervisor 5A
315-464-9227 LamannaB@upstate.edu

Mary Teelin, RN
Patient Service Leader Trainer 5A
315-464-9225 TeelinM@upstate.edu

Mary Martinez, RN, MSN
Patient Service Supervisor 5B
315-464-9453 MartineM@upstate.edu

The Inpatient Surgical Services Units are both 24-bed units. Our team on 5A provides care to patients with multiple trauma, gynecological problems, and ear/nose/throat concerns, as well as general surgery. The 5B team specializes in the care of kidney and pancreas transplant and bariatric and plastic surgery patients as well as burn patients.

5A and 5B are committed to providing the highest quality care in an environment that respects the dignity of each patient, nurse, physician, volunteer, visitor and fellow employee. Our commitment to excellence is our way of life and we invite RNs who demonstrate a willingness to exemplify our values to join our team. A core service educator, clinical trainer and a preceptor will ensure a smooth orientation program and provide opportunities to learn and utilize advanced skills.

Inpatient Surgical Units

The 5A and 5B Medical/Surgical Units specialize in the care of patients with:

  • Multiple trauma - 5A/B
  • General surgery - 5A/B
  • Vascular surgery - 5A/B
  • Complex ENT surgery - 5A
  • GU surgery - 5B
  • Burns - 5B
  • Surgical Telemetry - 5A/B
  • Bariatric Surgery - 5B

Post-Operative Kidney Transplant

5B receives post-operative kidney-transplant patients from the intensive care unit and provides continuity of care until discharge from the hospital.

Collaborative Patient Care

Both units collaborate to provide excellent patient care through weekday Continuum of Care rounds. These rounds are patient centered and utilize a multi-disciplinary approach in planning care.

Acuity of Care

The acuity of patient care provides a wide range of challenging learning opportunities and exposure to leading-edge technology and breakthroughs in patient management post-operatively.

Inpatient Surgery Nursing

  • Challenging environment
  • Exciting clinical innovations
  • Continuous learning opportunities
  • Opportunity to become clinically expert in transplant care
  • Rhythm identification training program