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Saturday, July 20:  All UR Medicine facilities are open as scheduled and providing safe patient care, with a goal to return all clinical services to full efficiency by early next week.
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Intensive Care Unit

Intensive Care Unit

For Patients Who Need Constant Monitoring

The Highland Hospital ICU is a specialized adult medical and surgical care facility for patients who need constant monitoring, intensive nursing care, and complex respiratory support. Typical patient conditions include stroke, sepsis, post-operative issues, infectious diseases, and organ failure. 

From sophisticated bedside monitors to the most advanced ventilators and defibrillators, our ICU is equipped to provide safe, high-quality, personalized care. And our staff is uniquely skilled in treating patients with overwhelming, complex conditions. 

  • We have board-certified pulmonary and critical care physicians. 
  • All of our intensive care nurses have advanced training in the needs of the critically ill patient. They are certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support through the American Heart Association and many have obtained national certification through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).
  • ICU respiratory therapists have special expertise in the management of patients requiring mechanical ventilators.
  • Highland's extensive bench of subspecialty physicians are available for consultation whenever needed.

Perhaps most importantly, we believe our patients deserve more than being cared for—they deserve to be cared about. That means in addition to a high-technology care plan, we offer encouragement, understanding, respect, and compassion. And, because we know that having a loved one in the ICU can be an overwhelming emotional experience, we take our responsibility to help family members very seriously. We will make ourselves as accessible to you as possible, listen to your concerns, and answer your questions.