Intensive Care Unit
Our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is equipped with readily available monitoring, emergency support equipment and supplies. Board-certified critical care intensivists and advanced practice nurses are expert in diagnosing and treating patients with critical illnesses and complex conditions.
Procedures Performed or Problems Diagnosed and Treated
- Angioplasty and stent placement;
- Bi-ventricular pacemaker & ICD placement;
- Cardio-thoracic surgery (CABG, valve repair & replacement);
- Multi trauma;
- Acute myocardial infarctions;
- Pulmonary diseases;
- Thoracic, abdominal and all types of vascular surgery.
Our comprehensive and collaborative patient care team consists of critical care specialists, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, dietitians, social workers, spiritual care coordinators, chaplains and case managers.
The ICU is fully equipped with advanced computerized charting and coding technology. Our digital imaging assists to interpret recorded vital signs, cardiac rhythms, cat scans, x-rays, and other essential diagnostic parameters.
We offer Patient Phone Network — a free voice mail service for families of ICU patients, which provides access to a personalized voice mailbox where families can retrieve updates on their loved ones' medical conditions. Instructions for accessing and using Patient Phone Network are given to a patient’s appointed family spokesperson at the time the patient is admitted to the ICU. The spokesperson decides who has access to the instructions. Family members can call the toll-free number from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and hear the most recent update on their loved one's condition.
The ICU waiting area, designed specifically for family and friends of ICU patients, offers private rooms where families can gather and consult with physicians and nurses. It provides convenient access to ICU patient rooms, as well as a direct telephone line to ICU staff.
The design of the 20-bed unit supports sophisticated technology in a healing environment. Each room has a private bath and space designed especially so family members can stay close to their loved ones in comfort.