Barnes-Jewish Hospital just opened its latest addition to its Neuro-Critical Care Unit, with new technologies and innovative patient care, on August 15. With a new total of 44 beds, Barnes-Jewish now offers one of the largest Neuro-ICUs in the country.
The new Neuro-Critical Care Unit, located on the hospital’s 9th floor, includes 24 fully equipped private ICU rooms. Each room consists of tele-ICU monitoring and built in EEG monitoring systems and a built-in fixed 128-slice CT scanner capable of performing advanced neurovascular imaging and perfusion scans.
The Neuro-Critical Care Unit is combined with the 20-bed Neuro-Critical Care ICU, which is located on the hospital’s 10th floor. The new unit offers the latest in ICU advancements to include a family zone in each patient room and portable CT scanners on each floor.
“As a Level 1 Neuro-Critical Care Center, our hospital offers the highest level of care for the most complex neurological and neurosurgical emergencies and post-surgical care for patients who require advanced interventions,” said Salah G. Keyrouz, MD, medical director of the neurointensive care unit.
The unit has specialized staff in neurocritical care, including a dedicated on-unit neuro trained clinical pharmacist; neuro-rehab staff, including physical/occupational/speech therapy service; nutrition; and a specialty-trained neuro-critical care nursing team and board certified neurointensivists and neurocritical care fellows.