Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Specialized Life-Saving Care
The intensive care unit at HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital is a specialized unit featuring specialized, state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to provide care to a variety of critically ill patients. Our intensive care nurses are specially trained to provide personalized, compassionate care to ICU patients and their loved ones.
A quiet environment with minimal disturbances is important for healing and recovery.
For these reasons, the ICU has certain policies and procedures that don’t apply to other areas of the hospital but are necessary for the safety and health of your loved one.
We recommend that children under the age of 16 do not visit the ICU. Children’s immune systems are not as mature as those of adults, which makes them more vulnerable to infection. In addition, young children may become upset and confused when they see a loved one in critical condition. If you feel it is important to bring a child to the ICU, please let the nursing staff know. Children under 12 must be with an adult at all times.
If you have any comments or concerns, contact the ICU charge nurse or the unit supervisor at 618-234-2120, ext. 21322.