Hospital Services

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Surgical Services

Elective Patient Care Services Have Been Postponed Until April 1st

At this time, elective procedures and services scheduled at Samaritan Hospital or Clinics have been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. Over the coming weeks, Samaritan Leadership and physicians will continue to evaluate the need to further postpone services. However, urgent and emergent surgeries and other services will remain intact and operate as normal.

For patients that have a procedure or service scheduled at Samaritan in the coming weeks, they will be contacted directly by a member of the Samaritan team. 


The surgical department at Samaritan Hospital provides comprehensive surgical and ambulatory services in a safe and caring environment. Our surgeons perform a wide variety of specialized surgical procedures, from minimally invasive endoscopic surgeries to advanced orthopedic surgeries.

Samaritan Hospital provides the perioperative services department with state-of-the-art equipment to enable surgeons to provide efficient and high-quality care for family and friends in our area. Our staff is proficient in all surgeries, as well as endoscopic procedures that are performed at Samaritan Hospital. All registered nurses are advanced cardiovascular life support and pediatric advanced life support certified, and several nurses are certified in their respective specialties, such as certified nurse operating room and certified ambulatory perianesthesia nurse. The staff members in the perioperative services department are known for their longevity as Samaritan Healthcare staff members and also as members of the Moses Lake community. All team members value the safety, quality, compassion and care that they give each patient. Samaritan has 4 operating suites located on the 1st floor.

The types of surgery offered are:

  • General.
  • Maxillofacial.
  • Obstetric-gynecologic.
  • Ophthalmic.
  • Orthopedic.
  • Otolaryngologic.
  • Podiatric.
  • Trauma.

A separate endoscopic room is designed for colonoscopies and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) procedures.

Same-Day Surgery

The Samaritan Short Stay Unit offers many same-day surgery procedures. Convenience is the major benefit to patients receiving same-day surgery. Patients may check in, receive the appropriate treatment and education, and be dismissed from the hospital all in the same day. From admission to treatment to recovery, the goal of the same-day surgery staff is to make each patient's brief stay at Samaritan as comfortable as possible and to have patients return home confident in the knowledge that they are on their road to recovery. The same-day surgery unit has 14 rooms.

Infusion and transfusion services are provided in the same-day surgery unit.

Hours for the Short Stay Unit are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. It is closed on holidays. Scheduling for all procedures is done through physician clinics.

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Desiree Hamilton, director
Peri-operative services

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