Who We Care For

Who we care forSt. Joseph’s Critical Care nurses provide evidence-based, collaborative care using nurse-driven protocols, leading technologies and an increasing number of minimally invasive procedures to treat patients.

Cardiac Surgical Recovery Unit/Cardiac Care Unit

Our post-surgical cardiac patients have undergone procedures which include:

  • Coronary artery bypass
  • Valve repair (aortic, pulmonic, tricuspid, mitral)
  • Valve replacement (aortic, mitral, pulmonic)
  • Minimally invasive procedures

Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit

As a The Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center, St. Joseph Critical Care nurses care for patients who have undergone a wide variety of other neuro treatments, including:

  • Cerebral aneurysms, aneurysm coilings and clot removal
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Seizure disorders
  • Treatment for traumatic brain injury
  • Neurosurgery
  • Treatment for ALS and other neuro-degenerative diseases

Level II Trauma/Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit

St. Joseph has one of only four Level II trauma centers in the state of Washington. We care for patients with severe traumatic injuries and medical conditions by providing:

  • 24-hour hospitalists
  • Intensivist program led by Critical Care Pulmonologists
  • Leading-edge ventilation modes
  • Integrated palliative care program

Progressive Care Unit

Our care for patients starts the minute they enter St. Joseph’s doors and we don’t stop until they leave. Our progressive care staff manages a mix of patients admitted directly to the PCU as well as those transitioning out of the specialty ICU’s. Our PCU nurses work hard to provide a seamless connection with patients and their families.