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In our Dignity Health neurocritical care units (also called a neurological intensive care unit, or neuro ICU), we have coordinated teams of specialized doctors and nurses who provide comprehensive care for severe and life-threatening neurological emergencies.
If you need neurocritical care in the Bay Area, Find a Doctor at Dignity Health hospitals. Your highly experienced neurocritical team may include:
You may need to be admitted to an ICU if you have a serious or life-threatening neurological condition, including:
While in the ICU unit, a nurse directly monitor you at all times. You may require breathing support by mechanical ventilation or be unconscious much of the time. As part of your treatment, our care team may sedate you or induce a coma, if needed.
When you’re more stable and meet criteria for baseline neurological functioning and other markers, you may be transferred to a subacute care unit.
If you or a family member requires neurocritical care at Dignity Health, you can expect to be treated with personal care and respect as you recover.
Dignity Health offers complete neurocritical care in the Bay Area.