Intensive Care Unit
Everyone knows it’s serious if you’re in the ICU. That’s why evidence-based standards of practice are critically important here. The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Community Medical Center provides best-practice treatment and services for seriously ill patients 18 years and older, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whatever happened, or what happens next, we are ready to provide the monitoring, therapies, and procedures to care for you or your family member—no matter the diagnosis.
Your treatment team
The total care approach to health stabilization in the ICU involves a multi-disciplinary team who meet with patients every weekday, in the patient room, with patients and families present, to review and discuss input from all, and implement the individualized plan of care, goals, and discharge needs. The team includes:
- Intensive care nurses—including several certified as Critical Care Nurses (CCRN), a premier certification of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).
- Intensivists—two board-certified critical care physicians in addition to two pulmonologists, providing 24/7 coverage and combined expertise that has been shown to increase survival rates and reduce complications.
- Hospitalists—key physicians who specialize in providing care during your hospital stay.
- Respiratory therapist, pharmacist, dietician, case manager, and others as needed.
The ICU has an "open" admitting policy, meaning that any medical provider with privileges at CMC may admit a patient and continue to act as the primary physician.