Patients in the Intensive Care Unit receive the highest level or most intense care of any section of the hospital. Patients are continuously monitored for signs of trouble.
Patients in the Intensive Care Unit are attended to by their own Primary Care Physician or a Hospitalist, a doctor specializing in seeing patients in the hospital setting. There is one Registered Nurse for every two patients. All staff are trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Because visiting can be tiring to the patient, we ask that friends and relatives follow these visitation guidelines.
Please respect these requests so that the patient may get adequate rest.
No one under the age of 12 years is allowed to visit the Intensive Care Unit without prior authorization from the ICU nurse manager on the RN house manager. Visitation sessions may be delayed or interrupted in cases of unexpected medical emergencies.
Two visitors per room may be present between 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
One visitor per room may be present between 10:00 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.
Visitation is closed during shift change between 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m and 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.