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Levels of Care
The Atrium Difference
At Atrium Medical Center, we provide services that most long-term acute care hospitals do not offer.
We offer three distinct levels of care to ensure that they receive the most appropriate care in the most appropriate setting.
Patients can have diagnostic scans (including MRI and CT) done at our onsite imaging center so that they do not have to leave the hospital during their stay.
Should a patient need an endoscopic procedure (a bronchoscopy or colonoscopy, for example) while with us, they can have that done in our Special Procedures area and, again, not have to be sent to another hospital.
Levels Of Care
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
ICU patients generally have multi-system failure or complications from injury, surgery or illness that requires considerable physician management and intensive monitoring by nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals. Many patients on this unit may be ventilator dependent or require cardiac monitoring and our 16-bed ICU unit offers full bedside monitoring to ensure that their needs are being addressed. We also provide hemodialysis at the bedside for those who require it.
Progressive Care Unit (PCU)
On our 13-bed Progressive Care Unit (PCU), our interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, therapists and other professionals, supported by pharmacy, radiology and laboratory, serve medically-complex patients that do not require the level of care provided in our ICU but who still, due to their complexity, require more care than offered on a medical/surgical unit. These patients often have pulmonary, cardiac, wound care or dialysis needs that may require telemetry services, which is available and monitored by specially-trained nursing staff.
Patients on our medical/surgical unit, while still dealing with complex medical issues, do not require the intensive monitoring of an ICU or PCU. These patients may be more ambulatory and maybe spending more time with our therapists in preparation for their upcoming discharge from our hospital. We do still provide telemetry services for these patients, if their physician determines that it is still necessary.