56-45 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
Phone (718) 670-1072
The Division of Critical Care centers its activities around a fully equipped, 12-bed medical intensive care unit where patients 18 years of age or older are treated. A dedicated, full-time staff of intensivists and critical care nurses is supplemented by several attending physicians with critical care certification. Patients no longer in need of an intensive care unit setting but who remain ventilator dependent are moved to our Respiratory Disease Monitoring Unit. Here, pulmonary specialists with critical care certification have been successful in weaning nearly 50% of patients formerly found to be unweanable.
Outside the intensive care unit, critical care doctors serve as consultants in other units as well as on the general medical floors. Unstable emergency room patients are also evaluated and triaged under the guidance of critical care staff.
Seven-day per week rounds are multidisciplinary in nature, incorporating the input of attending and house staff physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacy and dietary personnel. The MICU nursing staff is particularly accomplished, and their devotion to the unit and its patients is apparent to anyone who visits. Teaching is provided to medical housestaff, as well as to rotating students from the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.