The intensive care units at Franciscan Health provide advanced critical care and around-the-clock monitoring for patients with surgical, cardiac or other serious medical issues. The highest quality care with the latest technology provides a safe environment for recovery.
Advanced Critical Care in Our Intensive Care Units
Franciscan Health critical care nurses, respiratory therapists and technicians collaborate with other hospital specialists in order to provide the highest quality care for those in serious medical distress. Our ICUs have 24-hour monitoring and immediate care access to hospital support services such as laboratory, imaging and surgery.
Compassionate care in our state-of-the-art critical care units is given to adults with a wide variety of diagnoses such as:
- Respiratory compromise or failure
- Neurological disorders
- Multi-system organ dysfunction
- Hemodynamic instability
- Renal failure with continual renal replacement therapy (CRRT)
- Post-operative patients requiring increased monitoring
- Trauma (limited)
What makes critical care at Franciscan Health different?
- Central monitoring to keep the entire team immediately aware of any changes in a patient’s status
- Recovery services for surgery patients
- Neurological and cardiac specialists are part of the critical care team
Our critical care team provides skilled care in all areas
It takes many hospital departments working closely together to provide the skilled care necessary for critically ill patients in the ICU. To take the best possible care of patients, our critical care nursing staff, technicians and board-certified critical care physicians work daily with:
- Respiratory Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutrition Services
- Social Services
- Spiritual Care
- Palliative Care
NICU - Special care for the tiniest patients
Few parents expect it, but almost 10 percent of all babies born require special neonatal intensive care. Franciscan Health offers Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) at our campuses in Crown Point, Dyer, Indianapolis, and Lafayette, Indiana, and Chicago Heights in Illinois.