Intensive Care Unit

Intensive Care Unit

Our medical staff members work closely with family physicians and specialists to evaluate the medical status and develop treatment plans for each patient in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

The care of the nurses and the critical care physicians, also known as intensivists, in our ICU is complemented by the remote patient monitoring system of Advocate Health.

About eICU

Complementing the intensive care provided by Atlantic General’s clinical staff and intensivists, eICU critical care physicians and nurses – based at Advocate Health’s eICU monitoring center – closely watch patient conditions remotely, through video and audio technology combined with intelligent monitoring, sensors and alarm systems.

While maintaining patient privacy, the eICU’s remote center closely monitors patients for any physical change, immediately alerting local caregivers and recommending corrective action. This additional monitoring is especially important during the evenings or when Atlantic General’s intensivists are otherwise on call.

Studies have shown improved patient outcomes and decreased lengths of stay in ICUs that have around-the-clock intensivist coverage. The eICU program allows for that, making the road to recovery much shorter for Atlantic General’s patients.

Learn more about how our telehealth partnership with Advocate Health works -- take a look at these Frequently Asked Questions.