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Mercy Hospital St. Louis has four intensive care units, located on the 4th floor of the main hospital, staffed by highly-trained critical care physicians and trauma surgeons who care for our critical care patients, usually following admission through our Emergency Department. We have one 16-bed trauma-neuro ICU and three 12-bed medical surgical ICU rooms. In addition, we have a 12-bed burn unit on the 5th floor of the Mercy Children’s Hospital tower and a 36-bed transitional care unit (TCU) on the 4th floor. All ICU beds are in private rooms.
Our ICUs can be reached at the following unit phone numbers:
The Mercy Heart and Vascular Hospital has two cardiovascular ICUs: the 16-bed cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU), dedicated to the care of critically ill patients with cardiac and-or vascular involvement and the 16-bed surgical progressive care unit (SPCU) that specializes in the care of post-operative cardiac and vascular surgery patients. To reach our cardiovascular ICUs, call the phone numbers below:
While your loved one is a patient in a Mercy Hospital St. Louis Intensive Care Unit (ICU), you can expect the best care possible for him or her. This page is your resource about where to find things you might need while you’re visiting here. If you have questions, please ask us. We want to help.
We know this can be a stressful time for families. This makes communication even more important. We’ve found it helps for family members to choose a family spokesperson to receive daily updates from ICU physicians, ask questions and communicate concerns for your family.
Each ICU is staffed by two teams:
It takes many health care professionals to provide the level of care needed by critically ill patients. While each team member has a specific job, they all work together to meet the needs of our patients and families.
Additional ICU medical providers you may encounter include:
This means some members of the critical care team are learning their jobs under the careful supervision of our experienced physician teachers.
A team of additional caregivers may also be involved in the care of your loved one. They include:
Mercy SafeWatch is an innovative telemedicine program that connects our critical care patient rooms to a centralized intensive care unit (electronic ICU). Learn more.