Critical Care & Step Down
Winchester Medical Center’s team of board certified intensivists
(critical care physicians) and critical care nurses are specially trained
to care for critically ill patients. Our Critical Care Unit consists of
48 spacious patient rooms arranged in four 12-bed pods. Glass walls and
large, visible monitors reinforce line of site between care providers
and patients. In addition, our Step Down Unit offers a level of nursing
care between that of the Critical Care Unit and other inpatient units.
Providing More Care in Intensive Care
At Winchester Medical Center, we understand how difficult an ICU stay can
be for patients and their families. We hope that it brings you comfort
to know that we are committed to using the latest technology to provide
the highest level of care for your loved one.
In addition to our 24/7 in house doctors and healthcare providers,
we have partnered with a group of intensive care doctors and nurses (called
"Advanced ICU Services”). This service provides an extra layer
of support to our patients and critical care team to help supplement the
care and monitoring of our critically ill patients. This added layer of
care support is off-site, connected to each Critical Care and the Step
Down Unit room via a two-way camera, monitor and speaker system. This
equipment, in addition to direct connectivity to our electronic health
record, allows the bedside team and the Advanced ICU team to work together
to respond rapidly to all patient needs. The Advanced ICU team works closely
with the critical care doctors and nurses at the bedside to ensure our
patients receive the highest level of attentiveness and timely care.
Please be advised that under special circumstances you may be asked to
wear an isolation gown, gloves and mask while visiting your loved one.
You may also be asked to follow specific instructions for how and when
to wash your hands. In the hospital, isolation precautions are used to
help stop the spread of germs from one person to another. The goal is
to protect patients, their families, other visitors, and healthcare workers.
If you have a loved one who is currently in Critical Care or Step Down, please
click here for important visitor information.