Critical Care

Services for critically ill, injured, or high-risk surgical patients are available 24 hours a day in the Medical/Surgical ICU (MSICU) located on the fifth floor of the Patient Care Tower, or the Surgical Step-Down Unit (SICA) on the tenth floor. In these locations surgical intensivists direct members of the Surgical Critical Care Team through minute-to-minute decision-making, coordinating all aspects of care for complex patients.

The Physician Transfer Service

To transfer a critically ill patient or family member to Critical Care at Saint Francis, call

(860) 714-6911

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Critical Care Unit

Frequently Treated Conditions

  • Critical injury 
  • Cardiac arrest 
  • Sepsis 
  • Traumatic brain injury 
  • Spine injury 
  • Brain aneurysm 
  • Necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating bacteria) 

Patient Care Services

  • Mild therapeutic hypothermia - Cooling the body temperature of patients who experience sudden cardiac arrest to improve survival and neurologic outcomes
  • Airway support - Intubation, bronchoscopy, tracheostomy (percutaneous or open)
  • Cardio-pulmonary monitoring and life support
  • Respiratory support, including advanced techniques in ventilator support
  • Treatment of life-threatening infections  
  • Pre- and post-operative cardio-pulmonary assessment of high-risk surgical patients
  • Complex nutritional support, including percutaneous endoscopic and open-feeding gastrostomy or jejunostomy
  • Prevention and treatment of multiple system organ failure,  such as heart failure, respiratory failure, and kidney failure
  • Family support and medical ethics