Kosciusko Community Hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU)/Progressive Care Unit (PCU) consists of fourteen private rooms fully equipped to monitor and respond to the needs of the critical care patient. The ICU/PCU also has one dedicated bariatric room.
Approximately 600 patients are admitted to the ICU/PCU each year as a result of:
- Heart Attacks
- Severe Respiratory Distress
- Complicated Surgical Procedures
- Pacemaker Insertions
- Other Critical Medical Conditions
These patients are monitored and cared for by a team of specially trained physicians and staff members. ICU/PCU staff members utilize an invasive monitoring system for continuously measuring pressures inside a patient's heart. ICU/PCU staff members also electronically monitor the heart rhythms of up to twelve patients on the Medical/Surgical Care Unit.