WCH Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
The intensive care unit at Wooster Community Hospital is a specialized unit featuring private rooms that are custom-designed to address the individual needs of our hospitalized patients.
Not only does the ICU have specialized, state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to provide care to a variety of critically ill patients, but our intensive care nurses are specially trained to provide personalized, compassionate care to ICU patients and their loved ones. All registered nurses working in the ICU are trained in advanced cardiac life support techniques.
Your Critical Care Team
WCH personnel who are dedicated to caring for our ICU patients include:
- Case Managers
- Intensivists (doctors with special critical-care training)
- Occupational Therapists
- Patient Care Assistants
- Physical Therapists
- Registered Nurses
- Respiratory Therapists
- Social Workers
- Speech Therapists
Personalized Approach to ICU Care
“ICU Liberation” is an approach to ICU care designed to improve communication, teamwork, family involvement, and patient outcomes. It’s the approach we take in the Wooster Community Hospital ICU.
This personalized approach focuses on:
- Regular assessment and treatment of pain, including medication reviews for improved pain control and the management of delirium.
- Early mobility and exercise to help prevent muscle loss due to immobilization while in the ICU, and to help improve alertness and orientation to aid in recovery. Rather than keeping patients sedated and sedentary during their ICU stay, patients are helped to walk with a ventilator. This improves healing time and reduces the risk of complications that are typical in a traditional ICU environment.
- Family engagement and empowerment, especially in daily rounds by health care providers (doctors, nurses, rehabilitation staff, and more) for direct communication, with questions answered on the spot.
Learn more about the ICU Liberation approach.