Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Specialized Life-Saving Care
Your loved one is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) because he or she needs highly specialized medical care. ICU patients are constantly monitored. Many are on ventilators to help them breathe, and many are unconscious. 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.