The Intensive Care Units (ICU) at Northside Hospital offer state-of-the-art- technology for the care of the critically ill. Our mission is to partner with the patient and family to provide quality, innovative care that benefits the patient as we assist their return back into the community as a healthy adult. Comprehensive critical care services are available for the following conditions including but not limited to: Medical/Surgical, Neurologic/Neurosurgical, Medical/Interventional Cardiac, Obstetrics/Gyn, Bone Marrow Transplant, and Oncology. Northside's ICUs are focused on best practice standards designed to prevent and minimize complications on complex multisystem dysfunctions, for the protection of our patients. Quality initiatives are a common practice for our critical care team.
Our ICUs are proud of their continuous effects in preventing Hospital Acquired Infections for the protection of our patients. The interdisciplinary team, which includes nurses, various therapists, pharmacists, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and multiple hospital specialists, uses a collaborative approach to address each patient’s individual healthcare needs. Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioners/Intensivists and Board Certified Physician Assistants are an integral part of critical care services. By combining both compassionate and quality care, which treat both the patient and their family, we optimize our patients' long-term outcomes.
Northside Hospital-Atlanta features a 28-bed ICU. Every patient has a spacious private room including, equipment suspended from the ceilings that attach to the high tech hemodynamic monitoring, a patient lift system and flat screen TV. We utilize a family-centered care approach to allow the family maximum opportunity to participate in the healing process of the patient.
Northside Hospital-Forsyth recently opened its larger, patient-focused ICU. The expanded unit allows for the addition of four patient rooms, increasing the total from 20 to 24 beds, which are more spacious than those of the old ICU. The new unit also features advanced technology in the rooms to better accommodate the needs of patients and staff, areas for family members, larger staff work and documentation stations and more, allowing for a much higher acuity in the level of care.
Northside Hospital-Cherokee currently has a 9 bed, fully operational ICU, which includes the same high acuity and technology as in Atlanta and Forsyth, but with a focus more primarily on the critical adult Med-Surg patient, as well as the hospital’s cardiac (PCI and Post STEMI recovery) and chronic renal patients. The unit frequently manages patients on ventilators, intra-aortic balloon pumps, continuous renal replacement therapy, dialysis and other high risk conditions.