Intensive Care Units (ICU)
What's it for?
The Intensive Care Units (ICU) at Lee Health is a X-bed intensive care unit dedicated to the care of the patient recovering from open-heart, lung and vascular surgery, along with cardiac medical problems.
The staff consists of registered nurses who have completed extensive training and have achieved advanced certifications.
The ICUs are consistently recognized for outstanding patient and physician satisfaction ratings.
Lee Health has three types of intensive care units available that care for
MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (MICU)
Patients who are diagnosed with an acute myocardial infarction (MI) or heart attack, congestive heart failure (CHF), or other medical conditions are cared for in the MICU. Here patients receive close monitoring using the latest medical technology.
Upon stabilization, patients may be treated medically or receive cardiac surgery.
OPEN HEART INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (OHICU)
After open heart surgery, patients move to the OHICU, which has state of the art monitoring equipment and the latest in advanced technologies. Patients receive post-operative care from specially trained nurses skilled in caring for open-heart surgical patients.
SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (SICU)
After undergoing extensive surgeries such as abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs or carotid endarterectomies, patients may move from the operating room or PACU (recovery room) to the SICU. The experienced SICU nursing staff is specially trained in caring for patients with complicated surgical procedures and utilizes state of the art monitoring equipment and technologies.
We welcome our patients' family and visitors and recognize their role in recovery. We ask that visitors help respect our patients' need for rest and privacy by limiting the number of guests to two at a time.
Technology and expertise at Lee Health
The Lee Health Staff in the in rely on proven protocols when evaluating patients with chest pain or treating patients with congestive heart failure.
Our nurses and assistants are here to serve you from admission through recovery to discharge. Meeting your health care needs is our primary goal. Throughout your stay we work as a team. Patient education is a priority. During your stay you will be given educational material about your specific diagnosis. Through discharge instruction, you and your family are informed about the necessary steps to help you with your care once you leave the hospital.