Intensive Care Unit

Mercy Hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) supports patients and families and assures safe passage in a caring and healing environment.

The nurses of Mercy's ICU deliver high-quality care, with forty-five percent of our staff holding certification in critical care. This certification level shows our staff's individual accountability in attaining the knowledge and expertise needed to care for the critically ill in an ever-changing environment.

Award-winning ICU

Mercy Hospital and its Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are proud to be a three-time recipient (2009, 2006 and 2007) of the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. The Beacon Award recognizes critical care units for exhibiting the highest quality standards in nurse recruitment and retention, patient outcomes, staff training, healthy work environments, leadership, and evidence-based practice and research.

The ICU has also won several safety and innovation awards by implementing new practice guidelines in their daily work to virtually eliminate the VAP infection.

Mercy Hospital also implemented the ventilator bundle concept as part of an Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) collaborative on improving care in the intensive care unit (ICU).