ICU stands for Intensive Care Unit. The intensive care unit is where patients are placed when they need a higher level of care, observation and monitoring during an illness or after surgery.
There are many illnesses and injuries that can lead to the need for intensive care.
In intensive care, clinical staff closely watches the patient 24 hours a day. The wires and monitors may seem overwhelming, but it this specialized care that offers the best outcomes.
Patients at many of our Banner Health hospitals benefit from an additional layer of care provided by the advanced technology called TeleICU. Our remote team of intensive care specialists partner with your bedside care team to provide you with 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week monitoring when you are in the ICU.
Most Banner Health hospitals offer Intensive Care for patients who need more monitoring.
The birth of a new baby is a happy and joyous time. But sometimes, babies are born early or ill and need special care.
The purpose of a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is to provide specialized care for sick or premature infants. Our Level III NICU provides individualized care for premature infants and ventilator-dependent newborns.
Banner Children's at Diamond Children's Medical Center provides a pediatrics intensive care unit (PICU) with specialized services for specific childhood diseases.
Your child will receive direct patient care, and we will keep you and your family up to date on all conditions and care. We will also partner with your child’s doctors and specialists.
Our Pediatric Critical Care Board-certified pediatricians provide 24/7, in-house, comprehensive, family-centered care.
With a family-centered care plan, the PICU normally admits patients up to age 18 and older.
The partnership between Banner Health and the University of Arizona brings clinical care delivery, education and research to the forefront of the patient experience.