At TriHealth, the Intensive Care Unit is staffed by a team of board-certified pulmonary medicine, critical care and hospitalist physicians who provide the highest level of care to patients. The ICU team works closely with specialists - pulmonologists, cardiologists, oncologists and other specialties - to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care.
An ICU hospitalist is available in the unit 24 hours a day, every day of the year. A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in caring for the patients in the hospital. Hospitalists do not have an outside medical practice. Instead they work with your primary care physician to care for you while you are in the hospital. The TriHealth ICU hospitalists are board-certified in Internal Medicine and have advanced training in Critical Care. They are full-time TriHealth employees, and are very familiar with each specialist, nurse, and clinical hospital team member. They can streamline care, improve outcomes and keep all parties informed.
When you are a patient in a TriHealth ICU, you will have someone following your treatment and progress around the clock - from the time you are admitted until you are released - ensuring that you are receiving the best care possible while in the hospital.
This may include:
The ICU team will communicate often with you primary care physician throughout your stay and upon your discharge from the ICU. This communication includes your diagnosis and treatment plan while in the hospital as well as any further testing or treatment that may be needed after you are released. Your primary care physician may also provide the ICU team with information about your medical history to help in decision-making.