Neuro/Trauma Intensive Care Unit

In the ICU, we care for patients who need critical care. When a loved one is hospitalized, friends and family members can ease anxiety, offer comfort and aid in their recovery. We encourage visitors, but the safety and health of your loved one are our top priorities.

ICU Access

The Neuro/Trauma ICU is a restricted-access area. To enter the ICU, please use the intercom on the wall outside the ICU doors. Please note: Our staff and your loved one have the right to limit visitors.

Visitor Guidelines

Please respect the healing atmosphere in the ICU by keeping the following in mind when visiting:

  • You may be asked to leave the room so we can provide care or emergency services.
  • Select a spokesperson(s) to keep family and friends informed of your loved one’s condition.
  • Please have no more than two visitors in the room at one time.
  • One visitor may spend the night in the provided recliner.
  • Personal belongings must fit in the closet, and appropriate clothing is required. 
  • Children are allowed in patient rooms when supervised by an adult other than the patient.
  • Please coordinate the visit with a nurse.
  • Children are not allowed to stay in a patient room overnight.
  • If you need to speak to a nurse, please use the call light.
  • If you hear an alarm, do not try to silence or reset the equipment. Our staff is trained to listen for and respond to alarms.
  • Check with the nurse before bringing food or drink into a patient room or before giving food to your loved one.
  • Plants, flowers and latex balloons are not allowed in the ICU.
  • Please take your loved one’s valuables, medications and other personal belongings home.
  • Respect the privacy of others by staying in your loved one’s room and out of the hallway.
  • If you need to make a phone call or hold a family meeting, please do so in the designated waiting area.
  • To help reduce the spread of germs, use the hand sanitizer on the wall outside the room every time you enter and leave the room.
  • Postpone your visit if you have a fever, cough or do not feel well.
  • We are a tobacco-free campus.

Take Care of Yourself

Caring for someone who is hospitalized can be stressful. It’s important to take care of yourself so you can continue supporting your loved one. Keep yourself healthy and informed by:

  • Getting plenty of rest
  • Eating regularly
  • Taking time away from the hospital
  • Seeking the support of family, friends and clergy
  • Writing down questions or concerns