Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit
Specialized Care by Full-Time, Board-Certified Neuro-Intensivists
During recovery immediately following a stroke, neurovascular surgery or brain injury, patients benefit from highly specialized care in our dedicated Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and acute care unit. The units are staffed by full-time board-certified neuro-intensivists, physicians specially trained for critical care of patients with brain and spine conditions of the blood vessels.
In the NICU, patients with serious neurological conditions of all kinds receive coordinated, skilled care and round-the-clock monitoring. Equipped with state-of-the-science technology, an experienced team of physicians, nurses, therapists and other health professionals collaborate to quickly meet patient needs. On the acute care unit, the same team of physicians, therapists and counselors provide care to patients throughout their stay.
Proven Patient Benefits
Recovery in neuroscience intensive care units has been shown to improve a patient’s sense of wellbeing and decrease the length of stay. Experts from other medical disciplines are readily available for consultation, creating a holistic recovery process and promoting a faster return to activities. It is a level of care expected by programs that have been certified as Primary Stroke Centers by the Joint Commission.
Neuro-Intensive Care Focuses on Recovery, Prevention
Patients recovering from stroke, neurosurgery and neurovascular injuries benefit from the NICU’s specialized critical care. The NICU is often the bridge between initial emergency care or surgery and preventive care to minimize the risk of future strokes or neurovascular events.
Once in the NICU, patient care focuses on recovery and prevention. Our expert team of specialists also identifies and manages secondary health issues than can impact neurovascular health. In this way, care is based on individual patient needs. Patients are taught about their conditions and associated risk factors that are unique to them.