The Intensive Care Unit, located on the second floor, is a 14-bed critical care unit. All rooms are private and have glass doors, allowing nurses to keep a close watch on patients at all times.
The Intensive Care Unit cares for a variety of patients (pediatric, adult, geriatric) and treats a wide range of diagnoses including: trauma, cardiac, respiratory, neurological and surgical. Critical care nursing is based on the Elliot Model of Nursing (Caring, Competence, Continuity and Teamwork). The nurse to patient ratio is 1:2, we use a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care. This team includes: physician, nurse, pharmacist, respiratory therapist, dietician, social worker, and rehabilitation therapist.
The Intensive Care Unit is committed to improving the health and well being of our patient population by providing specialized medical and nursing care by a highly trained staff utilizing the most current technological equipment available. Care is delivered in a compassionate manner. We affirm individual worth and dignity by addressing the needs of the body, mind and spirit. We are committed to maintain the highest level of critical care expertise in order to meet the diverse needs and exceed the expectations of our community. We take pride in our collaborative relationships with our patients, their families and all ancillary services that are involved in returning our patients to health and wellness.
We are committed to the highest standards of quality and excellence. We show respect for each other with open and honest communication and work collaboratively to create an atmosphere of healing. We encourage patient autonomy and independence and we take pride in the success of others.
The Intensive Care Unit operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visiting hours are 24 hours a day and are collaboratively decided upon by patient, nurse and family taking into account patient condition and needs. Children under age 14 are permitted to visit when supervised by an adult visitor.
Contact: Please call Department Director, Laurie King, RN with questions regarding care in the Intensive Care Unit. (603) 663-7530.