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Neurocritical Care


The Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California offers intensive or emergency care for patients with very serious neurological issues. Neurocritical care is intensive care devoted to critically ill patients.                 

Neurocritical Care in Greater Sacramento

When you arrive at the Neurointensive Care Unit (NICU) of one our Dignity Health Sacramento hospitals, our neurocritical care doctors oversee your care. In addition to coordinating neurological care they also provide general medical management.

The neurocritical care doctor takes on the responsibility of various ICU specialists, providing support:

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Infectious disease
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Any other necessary support

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Goals of Neurocritical Care

In addition to working closely with other specialists to coordinate the best possible care for you, the neurocritical care doctor also provides neurological monitoring, such as intracranial pressure monitoring (ICP), electromyography and EEG. The ultimate goal of neurocritical care is to:

  • Resuscitate and support the acutely ill neurological patient
  • Minimize secondary neurological injury and medical complications
  • Facilitate the patient's transition to a recovery environment

For assistance with a physician referral, call 1-888-800-7688. To request additional information from someone at the Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California, email us today.