Our Intensive care unit (ICU) is a specially equipped unit that provides highly specialized care to our patients who suffer from a serious injury or illness. A multidisciplinary team trained in care of critically ill or injured patients provides continuous observation and monitoring as well as specialized care.
Patients are admitted to the ICU from an emergency room, an operating room, another care area within the hospital or after being transferred from another hospital. There are no specific admissions criteria for our ICUs. Admission is based on one of our physicians finding that close observation or specialized monitoring is neccessary. Once close observation and monitoring are no longer required, the patient is discharged from the ICU to a regular hospital room. Because the level of care required of critically ill patients does not diminish during the night, our critical care unit is busy 24 hours a day.