Intensive Care Services at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

If you are a patient at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and need a higher level of care due to a severe illness or injury or following a major surgery, you may be placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

The ICU has a higher staff-to-patient ratio. You will be closely monitored and treated by specially trained staff, 24 hours a day.

The staff is a team that works closely together to meet your individual needs. The team consists of:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Nutritionists
  • Physical therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Case workers
  • Clergy

The ICU is different from other hospital units because it features advanced equipment to provide your special care. This equipment includes:

  • Monitors
  • Intravenous (IV) tubes
  • Feeding tubes
  • Catheters
  • Breathing machines

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center also offers TeleICU. TeleICU is staffed by critical care doctors (intensivists), acute care nurse practitioners and nurses, 24/7.