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Complete Neurocritical Care


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: 

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Hospitalists
  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Radiologists
  • Specially trained nurses 

Reasons for Neurocritical Care

You may need to be admitted to an ICU if you have a serious or life-threatening neurological condition, including:

  • Bleeding in or around the brain, such as subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Brain tumor
  • Head trauma, such as traumatic brain injury
  • Late-stage neuromuscular disorders, such as myasthenia gravis
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Status epilepticus, a seizure emergency
  • Stroke

Neurocritical Care in the Bay Area

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.