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Intensive Care Unit

If a life-threatening event occurs, trust in the experts and advanced technology found at Avera intensive care units (ICU), which are fully-equipped for complex medical care 24/7.

24/7 Care for Patients & Peace of Mind for Families

Time in an ICU can be overwhelming. Rely on the high-quality care, communication and compassion provided by your ICU care team. You’ll receive continuous monitoring and attention from specially-trained critical care nurses, physicians and support staff.

In addition to the latest in critical care equipment and techniques, ICU features throughout the region may include:

  • Hospital-based location for easy access to additional specialized services
  • In-room kidney dialysis
  • Lounges with entertainment, refreshments and amenities for family and friends
  • Private patient rooms optimized for a quieter, healing environment
  • Support services from social workers, case managers and pastoral care

Specialized Trauma Team

Benefit from access to Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center’s Trauma Team, based in Sioux Falls, SD. This team of experts delivers trauma care starting with initial treatment through critical care and rehabilitation.

The Trauma Team has a trauma surgeon prepared to respond 24/7 and provides around-the-clock coverage in key areas, including:

Each Trauma Team special care unit is prepared to assist with specific treatment for needs, such as:

If necessary, your care team can seamlessly coordinate a rapid transfer to the Trauma Team via one of Avera’s advanced life support transport options including Careflight’s fixed wing plane, helicopter or ground vehicle transport.

Advanced Critical Care Technology

No matter where you live across the Upper Midwest, the best ICU technology is available to you 24/7 via Avera eICU. This innovative telemedicine system provides an additional level of care to all ICU patients. It immediately connects Avera hospitals with board-certified intensivists who monitor and quickly react to any changes in condition or vital-signs from the eHelm virtual hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. That means you can receive the non-stop, expert care you need at an Avera location close to home.

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Careflight has helped thousands of people throughout the last 30 years. Watch three incredible stories of how they save lives every day.

Find Your Nearest Emergency Department

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