Mather Hospital has three critical care units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU), which cares for the most critically ill patients who require intensive monitoring and care; Coronary Care Unit (CCU) for those patients requiring intensive care and monitoring for cardiac-related conditions; and the Surgical Step-Down Unit, an intermediary care unit designed for patients who require greater attention but whose conditions are not so severe as to require intensive care. The Step-Down unit is a step between the ICU and the traditional medical/surgical units.
Mather’s three critical care units are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by intensivists, physicians who care for the most critically ill patients in the hospital.
Studies have shown that ICU patients whose care is managed by intensivists recover more quickly and achieve greater clinical outcomes overall. Intensivists, usually pulmonologists with advanced critical care training, are the primary caregivers for the critical care patients, coordinating round-the-clock care and monitoring and communicating with the patient’s primary care physician, other specialists and family members.
To reach the ICU call 631-476-2706
To reach the CCU call 631-476-2763
To reach the Surgical Step-Down Unit call 631-686-7858