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Critical Care

Winchester Medical Center’s team of board certified intensivists (critical care physicians) and critical care nurses are specially trained to care for critically ill patients. Our Critical Care Unit consists of 48 spacious patient rooms arranged in four 12-bed pods. Glass walls and large, visible monitors reinforce line of site between care providers and patients. In addition, our Step Down Unit offers a level of nursing care between that of the Critical Care Unit and other inpatient units.

Providing More Care in Intensive Care

At Winchester Medical Center, we understand how difficult an ICU stay can be for patients and their families. We hope that it brings you comfort to know that we are committed to using the latest technology to provide the highest level of care for your loved one.

In addition to our 24/7 in house doctors and healthcare provid­ers, we have partnered with a group of intensive care doctors and nurses (called "Advanced ICU Services”). This service provides an extra layer of support to our patients and critical care team to help supplement the care and monitoring of our critically ill patients. This added layer of care support is off-site, connected to each Critical Care and the Step Down Unit room via a two-way camera, monitor and speaker system. This equipment, in addition to direct connectivity to our electronic health record, allows the bedside team and the Advanced ICU team to work together to respond rapidly to all patient needs. The Advanced ICU team works closely with the critical care doctors and nurses at the bedside to ensure our patients receive the highest level of attentiveness and timely care.

Award-Winning Care

Winchester Medical Center’s Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) received a bronze Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), reflecting a dedication to quality outcomes, evidence-based practice, effective communication and patient satisfaction.

Visiting in Critical Care and Step Down

When your loved one, relative, or friend is admitted to one of our Critical Care or Step Down units at Winchester Medical Center for close monitoring and treatment, you can rest assured that their health is our highest priority.

Please be advised that under special circumstances you may be asked to wear an isolation gown, gloves and mask while visiting your loved one. You may also be asked to follow specific instructions for how and when to wash your hands. In the hospital, isolation precautions are used to help stop the spread of germs from one person to another. The goal is to protect patients, their families, other visitors, and healthcare workers.

If you have a loved one who is currently in Critical Care or Step Down, please click here for important visitor information.