Fast paced unit; team focused. Employees on this unit are groomed for other specialty areas. Growth in other specialty areas are encouraged. The patient population includes pulmonary patients, i.e., pneumonia, COPD, asthma exacerbation and stable behavioral health patients as well as other general medicine suffering from several comorbidities. This unit is the designated floor for the DSC Pneumonia Certification through The Joint Commission. The average length of stay is 3 to 5 days, and patients require complex discharge planning. This unit offers the unique opportunity to develop excellent critical thinking skills and strong assessment skills.