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Intensive Care

In 2015, Rice Memorial Hospital introduced the Acuity Adaptable Care model to better meet the needs of patients who require intensive care.

Eight existing patient rooms in the Adult Health Care area of the second floor were converted to four pairs of acuity adaptable rooms. Each pair has a single nurse desk and optimized viewing windows that provide visualization of the patient fromt he desk area. The rooms also have increased floor area around the bed and additional headwall resources, but still offer the same amenities of a regular hospital room, including private bathrooms and family accommodations.

The newly integrated ICU rooms allow doctors and nurses to care for patients seamlessly and smoothly, even as their level of care changes. From critical condition to recovery and discharge, patients remain in their same room, adding to their comfort and safety.

For Families

We know you are worried. Because of the seriousness of your loved one's situation, we will try to keep you updated with significant information. Please select one member of your family to act as spokesperson between our staff and your family and friends. This will serve to keep communications clearer. Your family spokesperson may call the ICU nurse's station at any time at 320.231.4380.

The ICU waiting room is provided for use by the family members of our patients. A special room adjacent to the ICU will allow privacy for conferences among family and staff. For your convenience, we have a kitchen in the lounge equipped with coffee, tea, soft drinks, and an assortment of snacks. Current reading materials and a television are also available.

 

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