UMC’s Medical/Oncology Unit is a 51-bed unit. Our average nurse to patient ratio is 1 to 7.  Our nurses care for adults from the Internal Medicine and Oncology Services.  On occasion, we provide overflow assistance to any other adult patients, such as General Surgery, GYN or Post Partum patients.  Our nurses care for patients with multi-system conditions and infectious diseases such as TB, Hepatitis, MRSA, VRE, HIV and AIDS.  Adult patients requiring multiple day chemotherapy and patients having cancer or chemotherapy-related complications such as uncontrolled pain or nausea/vomiting, neutropenia and wound care issues are admitted to the Medical Unit.

Alejandra Contreras, RN, MSN,MBA,HCM, CNOR
Director of Adult Medical/Surgical Services

Mary Ann Bryant, MSN, RN
Nurse Manager

Rosa Diaz, RN

Rosa joined UMC’s team 21 years ago.  She says she decided to become a nurse because she enjoyed caring for people.  Rosa has worked her entire career in the Medical Unit.  When she graduated from nursing school her goal was to work in the OR, but no positions there were available then, so she accepted a position in the Medical Unit.  Rosa says she decided to stay because “it’s a challenging floor.  Every day is different.”

She is involved in her Unit Council, the Educational Council and is a preceptor for new nurses.  Rosa is very well liked by her fellow Associates and she is a very positive role model for new nurses.  She takes every opportunity to teach and help new nurses feel confident in their practice.

Alejandra Acuña, RN

Alejandra has been a nurse for 5 years and part of UMC's Medical Unit since graduating from nursing school. She always wanted to work at UMC, even before going into nursing school.

She is involved in many of the unit's quality improvement projects and plans to advance her education while working at UMC.