Critical Care Services

The critical care service line is offered at these Prisma Health facilities.


Baptist Hospital

Intensive Care: A 18-bed unit that manages critically ill patients which include but is not limited to DKA, COPD, post cardiac arrest, GI bleeding, overdoses, sepsis, pulmonary embolism, stroke, cardiac arrhythmias, and acutely-ill post surgical patients.
 

Intermediate Intensive Care (IICU): A 16-bed step-down unit that provides care to a  patient population with various and complex medical conditions.
 

Baptist Easley Hospital

Critical Care: A 11-bed unit that provides care to a diverse patient population with various diagnoses that include acute cardiac and respiratory care, diabetic ketoacidosis, CVA, GI bleeding, overdoses and sepsis. This unit performs invasive bedside procedures and therapies. 

Baptist Parkridge Hospital

ICU Medical: A 16-bed unit that encompasses ICU, step-down, and cardiac telemetry. The patient population includes DKA, COPD, post cardiac arrest, GI bleeding, overdoses, sepsis, pulmonary embolism, and cardiac arrhythmias. This unit performs various bedside procedures and therapies. 


Cardiovascular ICU (CVICU): This unit provides immediate recovery of open heart surgery patients, thoracic and vascular surgery patients, and provides ECMO support.

Coronary Care (CCU): CCU is a 13-bed unit that provides specialized care to patients who have had myocardial infarction, advanced heart failure, multi-system organ failure, shock, life threatening arrhythmias and post cardiac arrest. 

Medical/Surgical ICU (MSICU): This is a 30-bed recently renovated unit. The MSICU patient population varies widely, but can include the management of critical post-operative patients, septic shock, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and diabetic ketoacidosis patients. MSICU staff are also members of the Medical Emergency/Rapid Response team.

Neuro and Trauma ICU: Neuro and Trauma are sister units. Neuro is a 16-bed ICU and Trauma is a 15-bed ICU.  The same nurses service both units and the patient populations are often mixed. These patients include motor vehicle accidents, falls, and penetrating injuries such as gunshot wounds, stab wounds, and other impaling injuries. As part of a Comprehensive Stroke Hospital, these patients include subarachnoid hemorrhages, ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, neurosurgical patients, spine surgeries, and traumatic brain injuries.

Progressive Critical Care (PCCU): Progressive ICU is a 15-bed critical care unit that cares for patient population that can be found across the ICU’s including stroke, renal failure, respiratory failure, cardiac drips, sepsis, diabetic ketoacidosis, heart failure, trauma and arrhythmias. Nurses in this unit may care for up to three patients with the assistance of a PCT.


ICU: This is a 6-bed community hospital critical care unit. The patient population consists of medical surgical patients with DKA, acute respiratory issues, uncontrolled atrial fibrillation, and some orthopedic injuries.


Coronary Care (CCU): A 8-bed acute care unit providing care for actual or potential life-threatening multi-system conditions including but not limited to shock, acute respiratory failure, unstable angina, life-threatening arrhythmias, DKA, hypertensive crisis, and critical patients receiving IV antiarrhythmic therapy and vasoactive infusions. CCU staff are also members of the Medical Emergency/Rapid Response team.


ICU Medical: A 12-bed unit that offers continuous cardiac monitoring. The patient population includes diabetic ketoacidosis, COPD, CVA, post cardiac arrest, GI bleeding, overdoses, sepsis, pulmonary embolism, and cardiac arrhythmias. This unit performs various bedside procedures and therapies. 

Richland Hospital

Cardiovascular Intensive Care (CVICU): A 12-bed acute care unit that recovers patients immediately post open-heart, thoracic and vascular surgery as well as a robust TAVR and LVAD program. This unit performs various bedside procedures and therapies. 

Coronary Care (CCU): A 16-bed acute care unit providing care for critically ill patients and specializing in cardiovascular diseases including but not limited to acute myocardial infarction, severe heart failure, life-threatening arrhythmias, post cardiac arrest care, and unstable angina.  This unit is an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the American College of Cardiology. 

Medical Intensive Care (MICU): A 18-bed, recently renovated, unit that encounters patients in the adult/geriatric population that are acutely ill as a result of a variety of medical illnesses, often with multiple comorbidities. These include, but are not limited to, septic shock, acute respiratory distress syndrome, CVA, post cardiac arrest, GI bleeding, overdoses, and more.  

Medical Step-down (MSU): A 12-bed step-down unit. This patient population will have varied and complex medical conditions.

Neuroscience ICU (NSICU): Richland Hospital is a Comprehensive Stroke Center. This 16-bed unit manages the highest acuity neuro patient population in the midlands. These patients include subarachnoid hemorrhages, ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, neurosurgical patients, spine surgeries, and traumas localized to the CNS.

Surgical Step-down (SSU): A 9-bed step-down unit. This patient population will have varied and complex medical conditions. 

Surgical Trauma ICU (STICU): Richland Hospital is an ACS Level I Trauma Center. This 18-bed, recently renovated, unit manages the care of trauma patients requiring the highest level of care after their initial survey in the trauma bay. These patients include motor vehicle crashes, falls, and penetrating injuries such as gunshot wounds, stab wounds, and other impaling injuries.

Tuomey Hospital

Medical ICU: A 17-bed critical care unit, providing ventilator management, sedation, paralytics, vasopressors, cardiac drips, insulin drips, and invasive hemodynamic monitoring. ICU staff are members of the Adult Medical Emergency/Rapid Response Team.