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Critical Care Services

The adult critical care service at Geisinger is a section of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care. Intensive care units are located at both Geisinger Medical Center in Danville and Geisinger Wyoming Valley in Wilkes-Barre.

Geisinger Medical Centers Adult Intensive Care/ Shock trauma ICU

The Adult Intensive Care Unit/ Shock Trauma Unit, located on the 5th floor, is a 16-bed Critical Care Unit. The Adult Intensive Care Unit/ Shock Trauma Unit, located on the 4th floor, is also a 18-bed Critical Care Unit. In both units, patients who need 24-hour physician care, extensive nursing care and critical life support can receive quality, compassionate care.

State-of-the-art medical technology and monitoring equipment is utilized in our recently remodeled modern facility, including the eICU®, which enables physician and nursing staff in a remote location to monitor every patient from minute to minute, in real time. Geisinger Medical Center is a Level I Resource Trauma Center serviced by five LifeFlight® helicopters. Despite the use of state-of-the-art technology, the key to the success of our program lies in the expertise of our tightly integrated multidisciplinary staff and the individualized care we provide for our patients. 

Our specialty staff is present in the unit 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. They are assisted by critical care medicine fellows, physician assistants, resident staff physicians, a highly trained and experienced nursing staff, consulting specialty physicians, and a dedicated group of respiratory therapists.

The unit is a closed unit and all patients are managed or co-managed by our critical care staff and trauma surgery staff physicians. Several of our critical care physicians were awarded the peer distinction of being among The Best Physicians in America.

In 2009 Geisinger Medical Center’s Adult Intensive Care Unit was awarded the Beacon Award by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. The award, created in 2003, is given to adult critical care, adult progressive care and pediatric critical care units that achieve high quality outcomes. 

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center/ Surgical ICU

The Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical/ Surgical Intensive Care Unit is located in the Critical Care Building located on the 4th floor.  The unit is a 25-bed state of the art intensive care unit where patients who need 24-hour physician care, extensive nursing care and critical life support can receive quality, compassionate care. Like the intensive care units at Geisinger Medical Center, the intensive care unit at Geisinger Wyoming Valley utilizes eICU technology, and is an accredited Level II Trauma Center.  

The eICU enhances the care of our most critically ill patients. The program is clinically proven to improve patient outcomes and decrease length of stay.

Staff

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eICU®

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Beacon Award

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