Medical ICU(MICU)-Critical Care

A number of our pulmonary physicians are experts in the care of patients who are in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). Generally these patients are severely ill, and require intensive, round-the-clock care from a highly trained group of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

Information for Families

Families play a very important role for patients in the MICU. At the same time, our patients require rest to regain their strength and enhance healing. We will do everything to make your visits beneficial for you and your loved one. We ask that you:

  • Assist us with encouraging rest for the patient;
  • Avoid visiting if you are sick;
  • Discuss visiting by children in advance with the ICU Nurse or Physician;
  • Refrain from eating or drinking and using cell phones in the ICU.

We also provide family support for those that need it. The physician, RN, and other regular MICU staff are available along with social workers, patient representatives and clergy.

Infection Control: Please help us prevent infections by observing precautions posted on doors and walls, following nurses’ instructions, and washing your hands before a visit.

Sounds and Alarms: Alarms should not make you anxious. They alert staff who are trained to respond appropriately.