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Medical Surgical 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).

Medical-Surgical Intermediate Care Unit

Our 12-bed adult Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) is adjacent to the ICU on the 6th floor of the hospital. The IMCU staff cares for acutely ill patients who require a higher level of care than patients in a general nursing unit environment. Patients may be directly admitted to IMCU from any area of the hospital, from the Emergency Center, or from providers outside the hospital setting.

The patient population receiving care in IMCU includes medical or surgical patients as well as patients requiring peritoneal dialysis, which uses a membrane inside the body as a filter to clear wastes and extra fluid and return electrolyte levels to normal. Cardiac patients not requiring admission to the Cardiac Care Unit but whose conditions warrant close observation also receive care in IMCU.

For more information call (920) 431-3220.

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