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Intensive Care Unit

 

Cherokee County’s only ICU is here

Seriously ill patients require extra attention from a specially trained staff. That’s what we provide in the intensive care unit (ICU) at UT Health Jacksonville, where each patient receives one-on-one care. Our six-bed ICU has a devoted team of experts that includes doctors, critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians, social workers and visiting chaplains.

 

Who is admitted to the ICU?

Some patients need close monitoring immediately after surgery, an accident or a head injury. Others may have serious infections; unstable heart conditions; lung problems that require ventilator support for breathing; or an imbalance in the level of chemicals, salts or minerals in their bloodstream that requires close monitoring as these levels improve.

 

What to expect if your loved one is in the ICU

Our ICU medical team will keep you informed of any major changes in your loved one’s condition or plan of care. We also will meet with you on a regular basis to discuss the patient’s prognosis and to answer your questions. Feel free to notify us if you have any concerns or notice a change in your loved one’s situation.

 

Special ICU visiting hours

When visiting the ICU at UT Health Jacksonville, you will need special access for entry. Pets and children under the age of 6 are not allowed in the unit.

Daily visiting hours are:

11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
5 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
8 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.