The Progressive Care Unit (PCU) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital provides 24-hour nursing care for critically ill patients requiring closer monitoring than can be provided on the general floors.
Combining medical, surgical and cardiac care as required, our highly qualified staff provides cost-effective, high-quality, and safe care.
IMH's Progressive Care Unit (PCU) provides 24-hour, continuous heart monitoring for a broad spectrum of patients suffering from acute and chronic illnesses. You will be connected to a
wireless monitor that a telemetry-trained technician will be monitoring 24-hours a day. Our telemetry system allows doctors and nurses to continuously monitor patients of all ages - even when
they are out of the room. This system also allows for a high level of surveillance as vital information is displayed at the central nurses' station, and if a patient needs immediate medical
attention, they are ready to respond.
The staff at Iroquois Memorial Hospital understand that a stay in the PCU can be a difficult time for you and your loved ones. We ensure that the IMH staff is adequately prepared to deliver
exceptional care and promote successful patient outcomes on an ongoing basis. Our nursing staff participates in daily multidisciplinary meetings, bedside handoff reporting, and unit leader
rounding. We engage in skilled communication and collaboration with Iroquois Memorial's multidisciplinary team to ensure that our patients are active participants in making informed decisions
regarding their care and treatment.
Our PCU staff members are specially trained to provide advanced care to patients suffering from a range of critical conditions, including:
- Cardiac conditions requiring telemetry monitoring
- Cancer or orthopedic surgery (total knee and hip
replacements, as well as broken bones)
- Post-operative patients such as gallbladder removal and appendectomies
- Severe pneumonia
- Sepsis or other serious or systemic infection
- Chronic or complicated nonhealing wounds
- Inpatient hospice
- Plus, management of chronic conditions such as COPD, CHF, Diabetes, and Hypertension
Our highly-skilled, professional team of RN's, patient care technicians, and CNA's are trained and dedicated to restoring our patients' health and wellness through the provision of safe,
high-quality, exceptional, compassionate, patient-centered care. All staff members are certified to provide Basic Life Support and provided with EKG training yearly. Our nurses also maintain
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, in addition, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale certifications.
We take pride in the provision of healthcare services to our community. Our staff has over 100 years of nursing experience along with over 40 years of combined telemetry experience in the
PCU. We are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. We look forward to serving you and your loved ones for all your future healthcare needs.