go through life hoping never to experience the need for intensive care for our
loved ones or for ourselves. While life's critical moments cannot always be
predicted or prevented, you can rest assured that you will have access to
highly specialized care if and when it is needed most through the Llura &
Gordon Gund Center for Critical Care now available at University Medical Center
In the Center for Critical Care, intensivists provide 24-hour management.
Intensivists are physicians with advanced critical care board certification who
specialize in treating the most seriously ill or injured patients. Studies have
shown that patients whose care is managed by a specially trained intensivist in
the ICU recover more quickly and achieve greater clinical outcomes overall.*
The ICU is a specialized unit in the hospital
where patients with critical illness or injury receive extensive,
round-the-clock care and monitoring. Through the program, the care of each
patient in the ICU is carefully and closely managed by a compassionate team of
intensivists. This model of care is known as a "closed" ICU, because
the care of all patients is coordinated by staff intensivists.
UMCP's intensivists are led by Medical Director Jasmeet Bajaj, MD, and Assistant Medical Director Hatim Youssef, DO, both of whom are fellowship trained and
multi-board certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and internal
medicine. They provide leading-edge ICU care in collaboration with specially
Intensivists are designated as the primary
caregivers in the Llura & Gordon Gund Center for Critical Care at UMCP,
working with family physicians and internists to coordinate each patient's
care. Recognizing the need for open communication during this critical time,
each of the intensivists at UMCP is deeply committed to keeping patients,
their loved ones and every member of the clinical team, including personal
physicians, involved and informed.
The ICU Patient Room
|Rooms are mirror images and face into nurses station for easy visualization of two patients. Blinds can be closed from within the patient room or from the external nurses station.
||Overhead lighting available for treatments and procedures. Large-screen
cardiac monitor at bedside for highly visual monitoring of cardiac
functions and vital signs. Rooms are larger to accommodate a large team
of care providers at the same time.
For more information about the Llura &
Gordon Gund Center for Critical Care at UMCP, please call 1.888.PHCS4YOU
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