Intensive Care

When you or a loved one is seriously ill, you can feel confident you’re receiving the highest-quality care in our state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit at Silver Cross Hospital.

What to Expect While Receiving Intensive Care

  • Our critical care experts are with you every step of the way, through treatment and into recovery.
  • Highly skilled specialists collaborate with critical care nurses to provide 24/7 comprehensive care with access to the latest medical technologies.
  • Our experts meet routinely with family to discuss treatment choices, answer questions and provide help.
  • Our care team works with your primary physician, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and other certified critical care professionals to coordinate care and prepare for any possible complications.

Healing-Focused Features

  • Carefully designed layout to provide for nearby nursing care
  • Comfortable, centrally placed family waiting area
  • Private areas for family consultation and spiritual support
  • Supportive environment with natural light and soft colors
  • Personal Supplies: Patients in the ICU wear a hospital gown. For added comfort, feel free to bring items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, glasses, dentures, hearing aids, a robe and house shoes.

Around-the-Clock Monitoring

  • You not only receive bedside care from specially trained critical care staff, you also benefit from an extra layer of expert care from our eICU team. Staffed by highly skilled intensive care doctors and nurses, eICU technology allows our clinical team to monitor a patient’s condition 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • If you or a loved one have had surgery, you may come directly from the Procedural Care Unit with our ICU staff providing recovery room care, which usually lasts about one hour. You may also come to the ICU after spending time in the recovery room.

Comfortable Waiting for Family Members

For your convenience, a family lounge and restrooms are available just outside the ICU, but please don’t leave children unattended. There’s also a phone in the lounge for your use; the number is (815) 300-2919.

For your safety, we ask that you do not stand in the corridors as wheelchairs, beds and other equipment regularly travel through our hallways.

We ask that you do not bring flowers into the unit to help prevent infections.

Contact Us:

You're welcome to speak with a member of our management team at any time. Our shift coordinators and charge nurses carry phones at all times, but their phones don't have voicemail capabilities. If you don't get an answer, please call the unit at (815) 300-2100.

Other ICU Phone Numbers:

Waiting Room: (815) 300-2919
Intensive Care Unit (ICU): (815) 300-2100
ICU Charge Nurse: (815) 300-8008
ICU Manager: (815) 300-5975
ICU Administrative Director: (815) 300-7218

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.