Intensive Care Unit
We know that any time you or a loved one is in intensive care it’s an extremely stressful time.
At Providence St. Mary’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), we’ll keep you and your loved ones fully informed and supported at every point during your stay. Our ICU provides top-level critical care from the second you arrive, and our highly advanced ICU technologies enable us to closely monitor and respond to your every need throughout your stay.
We routinely manage and monitor the most complex and critical conditions and are the region’s primary receiving hospital for trauma care. Our ICU team includes nurses, pulmonologists and other doctors specially trained in critical care. Doctors typically admit patients to our ICU from the emergency room, surgery or another area of care. Sometimes, another hospital or care center transfers patients to us.
At Providence, we’re dedicated to high standards of excellence in critical care. We use the best and most advanced medical technologies to provide you the best possible care.
Our ICU facility includes:
- An advanced call system that instantly alerts nurses to urgent issues
- Extra space for families be with loved ones, rest and speak privately with doctors
- Large, private rooms
- Lifts to accommodate large and heavy patients
- Private bathrooms with wheelchair-accessible showers in every room
- Secured access for improved safety for patients, visitors and staff The ability to perform dialysis in every room
When your condition improves, you will move to a regular hospital room or an intermediate “step-down” unit if you require close observation following your time in the ICU.
Intensive care at Providence involves a closely connected and highly collaborative team that includes critical-care-certified nurses, pulmonologists who are board-certified in critical care, and other specialty-trained doctors and medical care providers.
An Intensivist — a doctor specially trained in advanced critical care — or hospitalist, will direct your care. Your team may include these or other specialists as well:
- Critical care nurse
- Nurse practitioner
- Rehabilitation therapist
- Respiratory therapist