Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital’s 12-bed Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has been providing care to adults and adolescent patients with life-threatening or potentially life-threatening illnesses for more than 30 years. Our surgical patient population encompasses acute level II trauma patients with multi-system involvement, acute vascular, thoracic, abdominal/GI, ENT, plastic, and general surgery patients. Our medical patient population includes patients with pulmonary, renal, endocrine, GI or multi-system organ involvement, substance abuse, and patients requiring acute hemodialysis. When chronic kidney disease and acute renal failure cause kidneys to lose their ability to filter and remove waste and extra fluid from the body, hemodialysis uses a man-made membrane (dialyzer) to rid the body of wastes, such as urea from the blood; restore the proper balance of electrolytes in the blood; and eliminate extra fluid from the body.
Our ICU RN staff has advanced education in the above systems as well as ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC), and many are certified in PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and Critical Care (CCRN).