Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
As a patient at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, when you are critically ill, you will stay in the area's top center for care. This new hospital has the state of art equipment, and tools to provide the top level of care. The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has a total of 14 private rooms with cable TV. One distinctive feature is that each room has a private bath. In addition, there is a private Shower Area for patients. One of our goals in the Intensive Care Unit is to have patients and their families have private time. We have Room Service that can be ordered and delivered to the patient's room. This service is available for both the patient and their family members, allowing for a family mealtime to be enjoyed together.
Besides having a beautiful facility, the ICU nurses caring for you or your family member have the highest percentage of critical care nursing specialty certifications in the Southcentral area. This is a national certification known as Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN or PCCN). In addition, all of the nurses carry certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. As you or your family member are being cared for at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center's ICU, you can feel assured that you will have some of the most caring, yet highly skilled hands providing your care.
During the hospital stay for you or your family member, they will have a critical care team providing care. This team may be comprised of an Intensivist, Registered Nurses, ICU Technicians, Physical Therapist, Pharmacist, Clinical Social Worker, Respiratory Therapist, and your admitting physician. Together this group will work together to make you or your family members' stay at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center the best experience in healing.
Our current Medical Director is Dr. John Brady, Intensivist. He provides guidance and oversight to the entire ICU staff, and patient care providers. He is the liaison between the staff and the other physicians, and is our leading representative for quality driven care for the ICU.
It is important to us to let you know that our goal for your hospital stay is to provide safe, highly competent patient care. We will provide this through the use of an interdisciplinary team. All of our team is driven to provide the best care, and should leave you feeling confident in our facility. Our staff is community based with many of them having a lifetime of experience in the area.
If you are wondering what types of patients need to be admitted in our ICU, here are some of the types of diseases or problems you or your family may have that will require your care to be provided in our unit. Although we care for a variety of patients, here are the most common diseases or problems:
- Heart disease such as chest pain, heart attacks, cardiac catheterization to diagnose problems
- Hypertension / high blood pressure
- Surgery of major blood vessels in the body
- Serious infections
- Surgery on the lungs
- Lung disease such as COPD, asthma, reactive airway disease, and pulmonary fibrosis.
These are not the only problems that may require having you stay in the ICU, but are the most common reasons.
Since having the patient's family participate in our patient care is a vital goal, we do have open hours of visitation for our patients. One thing to keep in mind is that you need to be healthy to visit. We recommend that very young children and infants limit their visitation. This is for their safety and the patient's safety. When patients are very ill and in the ICU, they can readily acquire other illnesses. So, the colds and sniffles that normally would not be a problem for most people, become a major concern for the critically ill patient.
Our critical care team is here for you when your need arises. We would like you to think of us first when it comes to your illness management and have you feel confident that you are being provided only the best of care.
Pharmacy And Medication Safety
Learn more about the things you can do to ensure successful medication therapy during your stay.
Read about three things you can do to prevent infection.