Intensive care unit
Our seven-bed intensive care unit (ICU) features the latest in technology and a staff of caring providers dedicated to getting our patients on the road to recovery.
We are very serious in implementing infection control procedures throughout the hospital to protect the health of each of our patients. Please wash or use sanitizer gel on your hands before and after visiting a patient. Sanitizer gel is located in each patient room by the door, at the entrance of the hospital and throughout the hospital. Always check with the nurse before entering an isolation room.
Communication and contact
Please designate one person to receive information and communicate it to the other family members. Any questions/inquiries can be referred to the nurse in charge of the care of the patient.
In the interest of a specific patient, the managing nurse may make an exception to this policy/guideline, depending on the patient's condition. This change would be subject to change and modification by the attending physician caring for the patient.
Visitation by the immediate family is encouraged to support the patient during his or her stay in the ICU. We believe involvement of the family at all stages of care is at the heart of the healing process. Daily visiting hours are:
- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- 4 to 6:30 p.m.
- 8 to 9:30 p.m.
This will allow rest periods that are beneficial to the patient's recovery. No incoming phone calls to the hospital number and no visitors are allowed to visit the unit from 7 to 7:30 a.m. or 7 to 7:30 p.m. During these times the staff is discussing extensive confidential information regarding each patient. Visitors may be asked to leave the ICU at any time so that staff may provide specific patient care. This can include medical procedures and/or patient emergencies.
Only two people at a time may visit an ICU patient due to room size, patient care equipment and ongoing patient care needs. One family member will be allowed to stay with the patient overnight if it is determined by the managing nurse that it will benefit the patient. Persons who are ill are asked not to visit the hospital. They can call the ICU and talk to the patient on the ICU phone if the patient is available. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to visit any patients in the ICU due to their reduced immunities and common childhood illnesses.