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Intensive Care Unit at OGHS

Comprehensive Care & Advanced Technology

Opelousas General Health Systems' 16-bed intensive care unit (ICU) provides care for critically ill or injured patients needing close monitoring or intense treatment due to surgery, an accident or a medical condition.

Innovative treatments, state-of-the-art technology, and teamwork are the standards for care you can expect. Our ICU is staffed with a full time pulmonologist/critical care physician. Central monitoring allows staff to closely track all patient activity from one location. Physicians can access the same information by computer, enabling them to monitor patients even when they are away from the unit.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Complex injuries due to accidents
  • Heart conditions, such as heart attacks, arrhythmias, heart failure, high blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Complex surgeries
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Infections, such as sepsis

Escalating Care System

As a patient's condition improves, our Progressive Care unit is the next level in our comprehensive continuum of care. Progressive care patients need additional monitoring and care than patients on the general medical unit, but their conditions don't require the level of care and monitoring of intensive care patients. Typical patients are those who have undergone heart-related procedures in our cath lab or need close monitoring due to other medical procedures.

The ICU Care Team

Our team includes professionals from various disciplines, highly skilled in emergency and critical care, including:

  • Physicians
  • Registered nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social worker
  • Administrative support staff
  • Case managers
  • Dietitians
  • Speech Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Pharmacists

Patients and their families serve as the final piece of the care team. You are encouraged to participate in discussions about treatment goals, options, and care plans. We are committed to providing the personalized, patient-focused care you deserve.