Intensive Care Unit
The intensive care unit (ICU) at Crossroads Community Hospital provides continuous monitoring and treatment of critically ill patients. Our seven-bed ICU provides line-of-sight observation as well as bedside technology for monitoring critical patients. ICU patients are monitored and cared for by a team of specially trained physicians and staff.
Patients are admitted to our ICU each year as a result of:
- Severe Respiratory Distress
- Complicated Surgical Procedures
- Heart Attacks
- Other Critical Medical Conditions
We ask each patient to designate a family representative to communicate with our staff. This person will be the primary contact for physicians and nurses and will deliver information to family members and friends. If the patient has a written advance directive, his/her designated power of attorney should take the role of the family representative.
For security reasons, we ask all personal belongings be taken home once a patient is admitted to the ICU and medication may only be administered by the nurse with a physician’s order. Live flowers are not allowed in the ICU patient rooms but visitors are welcome to bring cards and non-latex balloons.
Because patients in the ICU require specialized care, visitors should understand their visit might be interrupted or cut short based on the needs of the patient and our doctors and to ensure every patient is able to rest and recover.
Crossroads Community Hospital does not limit visiting hours. Visiting hours are based upon patient condition and are at the discretion of the doctors and nurses taking care of your loved one. Please check with the nursing staff taking care of your loved one before visiting.
ICU visitation rules:
- Maximum of 2 people at a time.
- Visitors must be 12 or older. In case of terminal illness, younger visitors will be considered.
- If you may be contagious, please inform the ICU nurse but we ask people who are sick to stay at home.
There are no telephones in the patient’s rooms. Guests should use the telephone outside the ICU door to notify the nurse of their arrival.
For more information, please call (618) 241-8535.