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Critical Care

2093.9 miles away
509-685-5100
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Critical Care

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

At Providence, we know how scary it is when you or a loved one faces a life-threatening illness or injury. We provide fast, advanced care for the best health outcome possible and the emotional support you and your family need to understand what’s happening. We know your family is a key part of your care team. Our doctors and nurses make time to explain the condition and answer everyone’s questions.

As a top-rated Critical Access care center, Providence Mount Carmel Hospital’s critical care team uses the latest technology, diagnostic tools and treatments to quickly provide the highest level of care — whenever you need it.

Our critical care unit monitors and treats the sickest patients. We are equipped with heart monitors, ventilators and diagnostic imaging normally not available in rural hospitals.

These state-of-the-art tools allow us to stabilize and treat conditions such as:

  • Breathing problems
  • Complications from surgery
  • Diabetic complications
  • Drug and alcohol withdrawal
  • Infections
  • Heart problems
  • Stroke

We understand that being in the hospital can be stressful and unsettling. Our enhanced patient rooms are designed with your comfort in mind.

Family members can visit with you in your room or relax in one of our family waiting areas. Visiting hours are from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily.

Our new tele-ICU (intensive care unit) ensures you receive the safest care. Tele-ICU allows the nurses and doctors at your bedside to coordinate your care with off-site critical care registered nurses and intensivists.

Your care team at the hospital communicates and exchanges information with the tele-ICU team through real-time audio, visual, and electronic systems.

At Providence, our tele-ICU includes:

  • Remote monitoring with a critical care registered nurse (CCRN) 24/7
  • Night coverage by an intensivist

With tele-ICU, one centralized care team can manage a large number of patients and enhance outcomes by ensuring everyone receives the same level of advanced care.

Critical care teams include specially trained doctors and nurses and practice in a critical care unit (CCU). We have in-house doctors 24/7 who will manage your care. Critical care nurses provide close, constant attention and will visit with you frequently.

Depending on your condition, your critical care team also may include other specialists, such as experts in:

  • Heart care
  • Intensive care
  • Lung care
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Social work
  • Surgery

At Providence, we know that spiritual care also provides comfort and support. Our chaplaincy services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can page a chaplain through the hospital operator or leave a message at extension 5395.

The Providence Dominican Chapel at Mount Carmel Hospital is always open for personal prayers or meditation. The chapel is located on the second floor, above the main hospital entrance.