Critical Care Unit
Previously called the ICU or Intensive Care Unit, the new state-of-the-art Critical Care Unit is now housed on the 2nd Floor of the E Tower at Penrose Hospital. The Critical Care Unit offers the best of recent technology and design to enhance and advance the care of our patients.
Housing 27 private patient rooms, this new unit is double the size of the previous unit. Each room has a Hill-Rom hydraulic boom - a suspended, movable column outfitted with essential tools and equipment like suction and oxygen hookups. This allows medical staff to have better access to treat patients and gives them the option of moving the patient about the room.
The rooms are also equipped with Hill-Rom Sports beds capable of delivering continuous lateral rotation therapy, along with vibration and percussion therapies, which can be programmed to meet specific patients' needs.
Computer access for nurses and other patient caregivers is available between every two rooms which allows for easier charting, notation of physician orders and communication with the patient's physician. This unit is locked for added security. Visitors must check in at the front desk. On the floor is the family waiting area with coffee and snack machines, comfortable seating, television, and a view of the waterfalls in the new courtyard.
Our Critical Care Units are proud of the following awards from HealthGrades:
Recipient of the HealthGrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 8 Years in a Row (2005-2012)
Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for 8 Years in a Row (2005-2012)
Ranked #3 in CO for Critical Care in 2012
Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Sepsis for 9 Years in a Row (2004-2012)
Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism for 8 Years in a Row (2005-2012)
Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 8 Years in a Row (2005-2012)
Ranked Among the Top 5 in CO for Critical Care for 7 Years in a Row (2006-2012) (Ranked 3 in 2012)
Five-Star Rated for Overall Critical Care for 8 Years in a Row (2005-2012)