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Intensive Care Units

Yale-New Haven Hospital's intensive care units provide specialized care to, treatment for and monitoring of critically ill patients.

Cardiac ICU (CICU)

The Cardiac ICU (CICU) is a 14-bed facility for adult cardiac patients with life-threatening critical illness, particularly acute myocardial infarction/cardiac ischemia, heart failure, cardiomyopathies and cardiac arrhythmia.

The unit supports patients through diagnostic procedures such as cardiac catherization, electrophysiology studies and invasive devices such as pacemakers, intra-aortic balloon pumps and left ventricular assist devices. The unit also provides drug-eluting stents and brachytherapy.

Staff in the CICU includes a highly specialized team of critical care nurses and cardiologists.

Location

South Pavilion, 5th floor

Phone number

203.688.2176

Visiting policy

Visitors are allowed 24 hours a day, two visitors at a time per patient.

Family and patient support

Complementary therapy programs are available including Reiki, therapeutic massage, aroma therapy and music therapy. There is also a bereavement program.

 

For more information on our heart and vascular services, please visit Yale-New Haven Hospital Heart & Vascular Center.

 


Cardiothoracic ICU (CTICU)

The Cardiothoracic ICU (CTICU) is an 18-bed facility designed for patients having open heart or lung surgery, heart transplant surgery, valve replacement or repair or placement of ventricular assist devices. The CTICU staff includes cardiothoracic surgeons, thoracic surgeons and specially trained nurses.

 

Location

West Pavilion, 3rd floor

Phone number

203.688.2430

Visiting policy

Five 10-minute visits are allowed each hour in the immediate postoperative period with a limit of two to three family members per visit.

Family and patient support

Cardiac surgery support groups and informational groups are available for both patients and their families. For more information, please call the social worker on staff at 203.688.3218.

For more information on our heart and vascular services, please visit Yale-New Haven Hospital Heart & Vascular Center.

Medical ICU (MICU)

The Medical ICU (MICU) is a 14-bed facility that serves critically ill patients with a wide variety of medical problems. The unit cares for patients who are in critical condition or whose condition necessitates specialized nursing and technology.

The Medical ICU is made up of two MICU teams, each consisting of a medical staff highly specialized in critical care.

Location

South Pavilion, 5th floor

Phone number

203.688.2406

Visiting policy

Visiting hours are 24 hours a day, seven days a week, usually two visitors at a time. Visiting hours for specific patients are at the discretion of the patient's nurse.


Family and patient support

The MICU team includes social workers, dietitians, care coordinators and a unit chaplain from Spirtual Care.
 

Neurosurgical ICU (Neuro ICU)

The Neurosurgical ICU (Neuro ICU) is a 14-bed facility that cares for patients who have suffered stroke, traumatic brain and spine injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, aneurysm, autoimmune and movement disorders (Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, Gullian-Barre, etc.) and neurological disorders. Patients in the unit are closely monitored for subtle neurological changes.

 

The medical staff includes neurologists, neurosurgeons and highly specialized nurses.

The Neuro ICU is an active participant in stroke and brain tumor research.

Location

South Pavilion, 6th floor
 

Phone number

203.688.2341
 

Visiting policy

Visitors are allowed in the unit throughout the day, but may be asked to step out at the discretion of the patient's nurse.


Family and patient support

A brain tumor support group is available; ask a neuro ICU nurse for more information.

 

Learn more about Yale-New Haven Hospital's neurosciences services.


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NNICU)

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NNICU) provides inpatient intensive care, consultative support and neonatal transport services for critically ill newborn infants in Connecticut and beyond. Yale-New Haven opened the world's first NNICU in 1960. Today, it is the only Level III-C -- the highest level -- newborn intensive care unit in the state. The 54-bed unit is located on the fourth floor of the Children's Hospital near the labor and birth unit. There is also a six-bed satellite unit on WP (West Pavilion) 10.

Premature infants and babies with congenital abnormalities or long-term problems receive devoted care from an unrivalled team of neonatologists, dedicated neonatal nurses, respiratory therapists, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) specialists, pediatric pharmacists, nutritionists and lactation specialists, social workers, discharge planners, developmental care team members and family advocates. Medical and surgical physicians with special expertise in the care of critically ill newborns, including pediatric surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, neurosurgeons, ENT surgeons, orthopedists, urologists and geneticists also participate in the care of the babies.

Main Campus

Location

West Pavilion, 4th floor

Phone number

203.688.3318

Visiting Policy

Parents may visit at any time. For family member, guests and sibling visits, parents should speak to their infant's primary nurse for further details. All visitors must wash their hands before entering the nurseries.

Family and Patient Support

As a patient- and family-centered care facility, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital welcomes parents as equal members of our team. Parents are encouraged to participate in daily, multidisciplinary rounds. A family support specialist is available upon request.

Learn more about Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.

Newborn Intensive Care Unit Bridgeport Hospital Campus

Location

Women's Care Center, 6th floor

Phone number

203.384.3199

Visiting Policy

Parents may visit at any time. Grandparents and siblings, accompanied by their parents, are encouraged to visit from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For the safety of our babies, we ask that parents provide medical proof that visiting siblings have been vaccinated against or have already had the chicken pox virus. For questions about visiting hours and guidelines, please speak with the newborn ICU staff.

Family and Patient Support

A parent resource room called Tiny Miracles is available to parents whose babies are patients in the newborn intensive care unit. Located on the unit and has a kitchenette, bathroom, lockers and a computer with Internet access.

Pediatric ICU (PICU)

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a 19-bed multidisciplinary unit providing high-quality care to infants, children and teens. Single and double rooms can accommodate parents who wish to room-in with their critically ill child. Medical and nursing staff are in close proximity to patients at all times. Specialized nurses provide intensive care for children recovering from catastrophic illness, trauma and surgery.

Patients are admitted to the PICU from other sites within the Hospital's emergency department, operating rooms, clinics and from other hospitals by our highly skilled critical care transport team, available 24 hours a day. Referring physicians receive regular updates on the progress of their patients.

Location

West Pavilion, 7th floor

Phone number

203.688.2323

Visiting Policy

Family can visit 24 hours a day

Family and Patient Support

As a patient- and family-centered care facility, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital welcomes parents as equal member of our team. Parents are encouraged to participate in daily, multidisciplinary rounds. The Family Resource Center offers families access to computers, the internet, a parent library of books, resources and information related to children's health care, specific diagnoses, health care financing and advocacy.

Members of the care team include a social worker and chaplain. Complementary and massage therapy are available for patients and families.

Learn more about Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.

Surgical ICU (SICU)

The Surgical ICU (SICU) is a 14-bed unit serving surgical patients with both chronic and acute illnesses for trauma; vascular; ear, nose and throat; urology; gynecology/oncology; maternal high risk; orthopedic; plastic; and general surgery.

The SICU uses antibiotic-coated catheters to reduce bloodstream infections and a "site finder" instrument that increases the safety of inserting central lines.

A physician who is board-certified in intensive care is always present and all of the registered nurses are trained in critical care nursing and certified in advanced cardiac support.

Location

South Pavilion, 6th floor

Phone number

203.688.6824

Visiting policy

Visitors are allowed at any time of the day. The number of visitors at the bedside as well as the time spent at the bedside is at the discretion of the patient's nurse.

Family and patient support

The unit's interdisciplinary team meets weekly to review patient cases and serves as a resource to patients and their families who require supportive services.

Learn more about Yale-New Haven Hospital's surgical services.

 




 

Transplantation ICU (TICU)

The Transplantation ICU (TICU) is an 8-bed facility that provides special care for patients undergoing liver, pancreas and kidney transplantation. A medical staff person trained in critical care and certified in advanced cardiac life support is always available.

Location

South Pavilion, 7th floor

Phone number

203.688.4457

Visiting policy

Visitors are allowed throughout the day at the discretion of the nursing staff.

Family and patient support

A full time social worker is available to patients and their families.

Learn more about Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center

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