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Neuromedicine ICU - 8-1200
Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital

Part of Strong Memorial Hospital


601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

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(585) 274-1604


The Neuromedicine ICU (NMICU) provides multidisciplinary care to critically ill patients with complex neurosurgical and neurological life-threatening illnesses, as well as patients in shock states and/or with organ failure.

Patients are admitted to the unit directly or as transfers from other hospitals and all patients are admitted to the unit as inpatients. The unit consists of 12 beds and is staffed around the clock by an extended multidisciplinary team trained to treat the most challenging and difficult neurological disorders.

The neurocritical care team members include neurointensivists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, critical care nurses, anesthesiologists, respiratory therapists, social workers, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, and clinical pharmacologists.

Services are provided at our new state-of-the-art facility at Strong Memorial Hospital.


Below is a listing of the conditions treated by the Neuromedicine ICU. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Pre- or post-operative neurosurgery patients
  • Patients with ischemic/embolic stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • Brain tumors
  • Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Seizures
  • Status Epileptics
  • Coma of unknown etiology
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Gillian-BarrĂ© Syndrome
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Neuromuscular Failure requiring mechanical ventilation
  • Encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Acute Spinal Cord Injury
  • Any other acute neurological/neurosurgical impairment requiring ICU level care
  • Any patient who is deemed critically ill and requires emergent intensive care unit care
  • Patients with acute brain or spinal cord injury and a ventricular assist device (VAD)