Critical Care and Rapid Response

Highly-skilled clinicians provide the best care with advanced technology.

Our Critical Care Unit (CCU) supports patients with severe, complex, life-threatening conditions who require close monitoring, specialized equipment or medications. Our compassionate CCU physicians and nurses have specialized training to maintain life support for critically ill patients.

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Expert Care

Care teams, made up of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory and physical therapists, social workers and nutritionists, help build a comprehensive care plan for each patient. All CCU staff are required to complete extensive regular training and education, and many staff members hold additional national professional certifications.

The CCU team holds credentials in:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

For patients that need more advanced or highly specialized care, Life Flight can land on our heated, state-of-the-art, rooftop helipad to provide safe, rapid air transport to higher-level facilities.

Emergency Rapid Response Team

If anyone—patient, visitor or staff—experiences a dramatic change in health, including these symptoms:

  • Changes in heart rate
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Confusion, agitation or other changes in mental or emotional state

Anyone at the hospital, including visitors, can call an Emergency Rapid Response by dialing “0” on any house phone. Please clearly say “Rapid Response” and your location or room number, which is posted in all patient rooms. Our Rapid Response Team will immediately respond to help.

Staying Informed

We know how important it is to keep you and your loved ones informed and involved along the way. We encourage visitors and companionship, which helps the healing process. However, we have to limit visitors at certain times in the interests of safety and healing. is a free, easy-to-use tool to help people stay up-to-date.

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