Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Seriously ill or injured patients are cared for in the medical center's Intensive Care Unit. All rooms are private to create an environment for optimal, expedient recovery. The patient to nurse ratio is kept at a minimum to allow for exceptional attention and care for each patient.
Seriously ill or injured patients are cared for in the medical center's Intensive Care Unit. Our specially trained, highly skilled nursing staff offers quality care to patients and their families. This 4-bed ICU is designed to provide patients with constant monitoring through the newest technology in bedside cardiac surveillance, as well as direct observation by the nursing staff. All rooms are private to create an environment for optimal, expedient recovery. The patient to nurse ratio is kept at a minimum to allow for exceptional attention and care for each patient. Generous visiting hours coupled with a private waiting area keep families informed and close to their loved ones.
Notice to ICU Visitors:
Patients have been placed in the ICU for close observation and to decrease and/or limit the amount of external stimulation. An essential key to healing begins with rest. Even if your family member may not seem to be that "sick", it is our job to protect him / her from infection, worry, stress, and allow him / her to get as much rest as possible.
We, the staff of the ICU, understand your concerns, questions, and the fear that surrounds the critical care experience and the care that is provided behind closed doors. We will make every effort to keep you informed and answer your questions to the best of our ability. We will also make every effort to make your time in the ICU waiting area as comfortable as possible.
Our patients are our first priority and primary concern, therefore we are often busy with patient care and procedures. The patients not only need, but deserve our undivided attention and privacy. Extra traffic in the unit can become a problem when someone is critically ill, and may even detrimental to their ability to recover. Therefore, we ask that you comply to the policies regarding ICU visitations.
Please help us to help our patients! Thank you,
CCU / ICU staff
ICU Visitation Guidelines:
1. Visitors are restricted to immediate family only. No visitors under 12 years old.
2. No overnight or "rooming-in" visitors. Visiting hours are restricted to:
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
3. Visits should be limited to no longer than 10 minutes.
4. No more than two visitors at a time.
5. Always ask permission to enter the unit by using the intercom system located outside of the ICU doors. This is a must to protect the privacy of your loved one as well as the other patients within the unit.
6. Parents of infants and small children that have been entrusted to our care are the exception to the visitation guidelines. Parents are encouraged to stay at the bedside as much as possible. This is a very scary time for small children, and they need the security of their parents.