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 telehealth services. 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.