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At Long Island Community Hospital, we provide compassionate intensive care through a team of specialists dedicated to ensuring that seriously ill and injured patients receive expert care in a gentle and supportive environment.
Critically ill patients require specialized, often complex care and continuous monitoring by a team of experts focused on their unique condition. Our medical and surgical intensivists (physicians and surgeons who specialize in intensive care) are key members of our Level III Trauma Center, Designated Stroke Center, and cardiac care and post-surgical teams, and expertly lead the care in our medical, surgical and coronary intensive care units.
Our intensive care units are staffed by physicians and nurses, who specialize in critical care medicine. Our physicians are board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Board of Surgery and the teams provide a continuous presence in these high acuity units. We understand that having a family member or friend in the intensive care unit can be overwhelming and stressful. Our goal is to support patients and their families through personalized attention, communication and quality and safe care.
Our critical care team includes specialists from a variety of medical and surgical disciplines including intensivists, surgeons, cardiologists, pulmonologists, nephrologists, neurologists, orthopedists, and advanced practice clinicians, as well as critical care nurses, certified nursing assistants, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, pharmacists, dietitians, case managers and social workers.
Whether your loved one needs intensive care in our medical, surgical or coronary care intensive care units, you can count on your neighbors here at Long Island Community Hospital to provide quality, sophisticated and compassionate critical care.
We provide critical care for a variety of complex conditions, such as:
- acute heart attack and cardiac arrest
- respiratory failure
- life-threatening systemic infections or sepsis
- life-threatening metabolic derangements including kidney failure
- neurological emergencies including stroke and traumatic brain injury
- postoperative care following complex surgical procedures
- end-of-life care