Intensive Care

Nobody wants to be in intensive care, but when you’re faced with a serious injury or life-threatening illness, it’s the best place to be.

At North Kansas City Hospital, you’re in good hands when you need critical care. With state-of-the-art technology, low nurse-to-patient ratios and skilled, caring staff, we’re ready to provide the highest level of intensive medical care when you need it.

Intensive Care Services

Our intensive care units are equipped with the most advanced technology and equipment to help ensure best outcomes for our patients. Our ICU nurses are all specially trained for intensive care, many with trauma certification and additional areas of specialty training and experience.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) – Second floor. ICU provides critical care services for trauma, neuro, surgical and other patients. The unit is equipped with remote monitoring, hypothermia therapy, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), dialysis, clot-busting drugs for strokes and other services.

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) – Ninth floor. Working closely with the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, the CICU is specially equipped to care for heart attack patients using remote monitoring, hypothermia therapy, CRRT, intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) therapy and other services.

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) – Eleventh floor. This unit cares primarily for open heart surgery patients but also serves patients from other cardiac areas such as Cardiac Catheterization Lab.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – Eighth floor. The Northland’s only Level III neonatal intensive care unit offers the highest level of care for critically ill and premature babies. View NICU: Communicating with Staff.

Rapid Response Team – Our STAT team of critical care nurses and other professionals deploys critical care throughout the hospital to respond to urgent medical situations.

Visiting Patients in the ICU

To protect patient from infections and help speed their recovery, visiting hours are limited in the intensive care units. No phone calls to patients or flowers are permitted. Children under the age of 14 are not allowed to visit except in extenuating circumstances. Quiet time is observed from 2 to 4 p.m.

Please contact the appropriate ICU staff with questions.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) – 816-691-1298

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) – 816-691-1998

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) – 816-691-5444

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – 816-691-1898