The nursing personnel at Iredell Memorial share a common ideal that each
patient should be treated with respect and compassion. They also believe
a patient has a right to expect professional and personalized care. Your
nursing care is planned and provided by a staff of registered nurses under
the guidance of your physician. Nursing personnel also include licensed
practical nurses, certified nursing assistants and unit secretaries.
Registered Nurse (RN):
A registered nurse has graduated from an approved school of nursing and
has passed the state licensure examination. In many areas of nursing,
special training is required.
A licensed practical nurse has graduated from a state-approved school
for practical nurses and has also obtained state licensure.
Certified Nursing Assistant:
These assistants receive specific instruction in the care of the sick
and injured under the guidance of a registered nurse or licensed practical
nurse. They are certified by the State of North Carolina.
Unit secretaries receive specific instructions in the processing of physicians'
orders and the nursing care plan under the guidance of a registered nurse.
Private Duty Nursing:
Private nurses are allowed, but they must be approved by the administration.
Private Duty Nursing
You or a family member should contact the Nursing Office (extension 4520
or 704-878-4520) or nursing supervisor if you have a need for private
We have contracted with two area home health agencies to assist you in
providing private duty care. These agencies are:
- Dudley's Home Health (704-878-0280)
- Home Instead Senior Care (704-924-9909)
Private duty nurses may not practice in our hospital without the approval
of the administration. However, we do not have the same degree of supervision
of these nurses as we do with our employees.
Please know that your satisfaction is important to us. It is our expectation
that your private duty experience will be a positive one. Please share
with us any comments you have about the contract agencies.