Southside Hospital Expands, Enhances Intensive Care Unit

Southside Hospital has opened a Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) with private rooms and around-the-clock monitoring, expanding the overall number of beds in the facility to provide critically ill patients with vital medical care.

Each MICU room also has access to 24/7 care from a critical care specialist through the Northwell Health eICU, which provides remote monitoring of ICU patients. The MICU, which has 10 beds, now gives the hospital a total ICU capacity for 36 patients between the MICU, surgical ICU and cardiothoracic ICU.

MICU rooms have the ability for patients to get dialysis in a private setting and 24-hour neurological care, as needed. Brain wave monitoring electroencephalograms (EEGs) are monitored and read by a trained neurological specialist at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.

“Southside Hospital has been increasing its health care offerings to provide high-quality tertiary center care in the Bay Shore community,” said Donna Moravick, NP, executive director of Southside Hospital. “We want the most comprehensive care for our friends and neighbors right in their own backyard. Southside Hospital offers its patients access to the large breadth of Northwell Health’s services and expertise.”

The new Southside Hospital MICU began treating patients on February 2.

For more information about Southside Hospital’s MICU, call 631-513-8813.

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