The Intensive Care, also known as Critical Care, Unit (ICU) at Danbury Hospital provides critical care for patients whose condition is life-threatening due to:
- Complications from surgery
- Severe breathing problems
- Cardiac arrest or acute heart disease
Critical Care is led by our ICU team of board-certified doctors called intensivists. The physicians are supported by a highly trained specialty staff, including respiratory therapists and registered nurses specially trained in the care of critical patients. The Critical Care Unit recently received the Beacon Award for Excellence in Critical Care. The Beacon Award is a national award given by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Recipients of the award need to meet or exceed rigid quality standards based on proven indicators of excellence.
Cardiothoracic Intensive Care
Cardiothoracic intensive care provides critical care to patients with acute ischemic heart disease, including those with acute myocardial infarction, severe heart failure and life-threatening arrhythmias, as well as open heart, PCI (angioplasty/stents), trauma, neurosurgical and surgical patients.
We embrace a collaborative approach to patient care through a multidisciplinary team led by an intensivist. This team includes nurses skilled in the latest technologies and therapies, such as the use of induced hypothermia in cardiac arrest.