INTRODUCING Your Healthcare Team
at Central Valley Medical Center
At Central Valley Medical Center, we encourage patients to be active participants
in their care. Communication is a key aspect of the recovery process.
Our team of medical professionals and support staff are knowledgeable
and trustworthy caretakers, but patient input is vital to ensuring their
attention is focused on the issues most important to you. To make this
easier for you, our caregivers wear a name badge and scrub colors to match
their roles. Below is a guide of our staff uniforms colors to help you
identify who we are.
If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to make your
stay more comfortable, please let us know.
Our mission is to provide sensitive, compassionate health care of the highest
quality to our patients, their families, and friends. We consider patients
to be an important part of the healthcare team.
Hospital Care Team Roles
Physicians taking care of you may include your primary care physician, a physician
assigned by the hospital, and other specialists your physician chooses
to help with your care. Physicians may see you any time of day or night
depending on their schedules.
Nurses or Registered Nurses (RNs) plan and coordinate patient overall care with physicians. They provide
condition education, direct patient care, medication, and supervise other
members of our nursing staff. RNs are the patient’s main point of
contact for care and comfort.
Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) assist the RNs with beside patient care including activities of
daily living, basic care, and vital signs. CNAs work closely with RNs
and other medical staff to provide patients with the most complete care possible.
Unit Clerks work under the direction of nursing staff and physicians to coordinate
patient appointments and perform clerical duties.
Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapists and their staff evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate patients who have suffered
from an injury, accident, or a chronic condition that needs long-term
care to recover.
Surgeons and Surgical Staff operate on patients to treat injuries and diseases by providing the patient
with postoperative surgical care and treatment.
Radiology Technicians provide imaging services in CT, MRI, Ultrasound, nuclear medicine, x-ray,
Respiratory Therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary
Laboratory Technicians prepare samples such as drawing blood and perform tests for analysis that
helps physicians diagnose and treat patients.
Cooks and Dietary Staff prepares food, meals, and helps maintain nutritional values for patients
within the diet needs established by the patient's physician.
House Keeping staff are responsible for cleaning the facilities and patient rooms, distributing
laundry and clean linens while keeping a sterile environment, and maintaining