Parkland Medical Center provides intensive care to patients who need close monitoring and advanced medical care. Our intensive care unit (ICU), sometimes known as a critical care unit (CCU), treats medical and surgical patients, including those recovering from serious illness or complex surgery.

Our specially trained ICU team provides the constant monitoring and attentive care you want for a friend or family member in greatest need—and we’re conveniently located close to home so you can stay near your loved one.

Expert Critical Care

Our intensive care teams include:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Nutritionists and dietitians
  • Physical therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Social workers
  • Clergy

Intensive care at Parkland goes beyond typical inpatient support in multiple ways:

  • Concentrated care — ICU doctors and nurses are specially trained to care for individuals with the most serious illnesses or injuries. Our patients and families experience compassionate, attentive and expert care around the clock.
  • Advanced technology — We’re committed to using the most advanced technologies, procedures and equipment to help our patients, often resulting in shorter hospital stays and better outcomes.
    • Remote monitoring — Helps our caregivers deliver a constant, high level of attention and responsiveness
    • Hypothermia therapy — Reduces organ damage following cardiac arrest
    • Bedside equipment — Allows both invasive and noninvasive cardiopulmonary monitoring
  • Safety and security — We closely monitor patients around the clock and only admit approved visitors to the units.

Intensive Care Services

You may be admitted to intensive care for:

  • Recovery from surgery
  • Brain injuries such as bleeding, trauma, stroke, tumors or comas
  • Heart problems such as very low or very high blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat or heart attack
  • Lung and breathing problems such as acute asthma attack, severe pneumonia or pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung)
  • Serious infections, including sepsis

Visiting Patients in the ICU

We understand how important the support of family is to a patient’s recovery, and we encourage families to visit. Learn more about our critical care visitor guidelines.