Neurocritical care unit treats the most challenging conditions

John Zurasky, M.D.
Medical director, Providence Neurocritical Care Services

July 22, 2013

I’m pleased to announce that Providence Neurocritical Care Services is expanding to provide the highest level of care to patients with critical neurological illnesses.

Building on our existing excellent critical care structure, we recently opened a new, 12-bed neurocritical care unit at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. The unit is located in a dedicated space on the second floor of the West Pavilion above the current ICU.

The evidence is clear that neurocritical care services are best provided in an ICU environment with specialized nurses and staff trained to recognize subtle changes early.

Our physicians and advanced practice providers are there to respond quickly, applying evidence-based best practices. This approach helps deliver the most positive patient outcomes.

My colleagues and I entered this field of medicine because we believe it to be one of the most interesting and rewarding. We have devoted ourselves to caring for patients who are among those most likely to leave the hospital with much different lives than they led before. We’re committed to treating these patients and their families with respect, calm and kindness. We consider this duty to be as important as our obligation always to be clinically prepared.

As we continue to expand this program, our top priorities will remain providing your patients with exceptional services and ensuring that your practice has the resources needed for your patients’ easy transition back into your care. Thank you for your partnership and support of Providence Neurocritical Care Services.

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