Deer Valley PCCU

The Progressive Cardiac Care Unit (PCCU) at John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital


The Progressive Cardiac Care Unit (PCCU) specializes in the care of cardiac patients, particularly post open-heart surgery patients, patients with new myocardial infarctions, catheterization patients, post-intervention patients, titrating drips and stable ventilator patients.

Unit Size

The PCCU is a 30-bed, all-private-room unit.

Scheduling & Shifts

Scheduling in the PCCU is flexible, allowing RNs to self-schedule. The 12-hour shifts are from 6:45 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. and from 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 a.m.

Clinical Support

RNs in the 30-bed PCCU enjoy a 4-to-1 nurse to patient ratio, and have ancillary assistance with a charge nurse on each shift, an admitting nurse, unit-based clinical educator and a cardiac rehab nurse who focuses on patient education for post open-heart and MI patients. Also stationed on the unit is a monitor tech, a unit secretary, PCTs, unit-based case managers, medical social workers and a unit-based pharmacist. On day shifts, there is a transport team that takes patients to procedures and a 24-hour rapid response team is also available to assist.

Unit Design

Instead of inheriting workspaces that didn't meet the needs of the staff, nurses worked alongside architects to design the critical care nursing units, including the beautiful new Progressive Cardiac Care Unit (PCCU), located on the third floor of Pavilion 2.

Co-Worker Comments

"This is nursing heaven! The support I receive on a daily basis is phenomenal. John C. Lincoln has renewed my passion and love for nursing. This is the way it should be in all hospitals. I look forward to coming to work every day."

— Juanita Seay, RN

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