At Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital, we offer a number of different cardiac units to ensure you receive the appropriate level of care for your condition, treatment or recovery.
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)
Sacred Heart’s 22-bed CICU cares for patients who have undergone open-heart surgery, thoracic surgery, heart transplant, kidney transplant or mechanical heart implantation, those who have suffered heart attacks and other high-risk patients who require intensive monitoring and advanced critical care nursing services. CICU nurses also participate in the MOBI (mobile intensive care unit) program to transport patients who need cardiac assist devices and advanced life support as well as for thoracic organ retrieval.
All rooms have monitors for continuous cardiac monitoring, as well as respiration, arterial, intracardiac pressures and pulse oximetry. This allows rapid intervention of life-threatening conditions in people who are critically ill with heart conditions. Our staff includes highly-trained and dedicated nurses and support personnel. Most nurses in this unit have advanced critical care certification.
Advanced Care Units
The Advanced Care Units for cardiac patients are located on the sixth and eighth floors of the Medical Center and have a total of 90 beds. These nursing units are set up to care for patients with a variety of cardiac diagnoses and serve as a “step down” unit for patients who no longer need to be in the CICU.
A central cardiac monitoring system allows staff to monitor each patient’s condition around the clock. A staff of registered nurses, cardiac rehabilitation nurses, technicians and other specially-trained professionals are committed to helping patients prepare to return home.