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The ICU, or intensive care unit, is the department of the hospital where you can receive specialized care and monitoring from multidisciplinary care teams. You may need to be in the ICU during times of critical illness or after certain surgeries, to ensure you recover fully.

Intensive care unit in Wichita, Kansas

Wesley Healthcare's intensive care unit provides constant, advanced monitoring for critically ill patients in central Kansas.

Wesley offers a variety of specialized intensive care units, and each is staffed with highly trained, compassionate critical care specialists, as well as specialized support teams.

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For more information about our intensive care units and/or services, please call.

For more information about our intensive care units and/or services, please call.

What is the ICU?

The ICU is a designated unit within our hospital for critically ill adult patients. The ICU provides advanced medical technologies and 24/7 care to ensure constant monitoring of the patient's health.

Surgical intensive care unit (SICU)

A patient may be admitted to Wesley’s surgical intensive care unit if he or she is critically ill and requires surgery or is recovering from surgery. This multispecialty unit ensures around-the-clock care and monitoring.

Neurocritical care unit

Wesley Medical Center's new neurocritical care unit is located within the hospital's SICU and is for patients suffering from an injury or disease of the nervous system (brain, spine or nerves). The unit is open 24/7 and staffed with board-certified neurological care staff.

Patients with the following neurological conditions may be admitted into our neurosciences critical care unit:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Ruptured aneurysm
  • Seizures
  • Brain tumors
  • Encephalitis (infection of the brain)
  • Meningitis (infection of the membrane around the brain or spinal cord)

Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)

Wesley's pediatric intensive care unit provides critical care to children 18 years old and younger. Our PICU is located within Wesley Children's Hospital is specially designed for children and their families.

A child life specialist will be part of your child's PICU care team, and this professional helps your child feel comfortable in the hospital environment.

Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

The Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit within Wesley Women's Hospital is where we care for our smallest, most vulnerable patients. Newborns may be admitted to our NICU due to premature birth, low birth weight and other health challenges.

Our neonatal transport team brings babies from hundreds of miles away to Wesley for our exceptional, specialized care of ill and premature newborns.

Trauma intensive care

As a Level I Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, Wesley is prepared to treat all types of traumatic injuries at all times. Patients who have experienced trauma may be admitted into our trauma intensive care unit for constant monitoring and care.

Hospice care

Some patients in intensive care may benefit from hospice. Wesley does not provide hospice services, however, we welcome families to hire a hospice service or contractor to help care for their loved one while at Wesley.

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