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Intensive Care Unit

Caring for Critically Ill Patients

The intensive care unit (ICU) at MultiCare Deaconess Hospital provides continuous monitoring and treatment for critically ill patients. Because patients in the ICU require specialized care, visitors should understand that their visit might be interrupted or cut short based on the needs of the patient and our doctors.

Intensive Care Units at MultiCare Deaconess Hospital

Our intensive care units include:

  • NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for newborns
  • ICU - Intensive Care Unit for adult patients with serious medical problems or who have experienced a heart attack, need open heart surgery or have been admitted to the hospital with chest pain or heart disease

Visiting Policies

At Deaconess Hospital, we understand that family is an important part of the healing process, and our policies are designed to help reduce your anxiety, answer your questions and provide ongoing reassurance and guidance. Due to the size of the rooms in our adult ICU, and out of courtesy to our other patients, only two family members may visit an ICU patient at one time. At times, visitation may be interrupted for patient care but will resume as soon as possible.

The ICU is closed to visitation from:

  • 7am–9am
  • 7pm–9pm

To assure patient confidentiality, we ask that your family identify one spokesperson to receive and communicate information. The role of this person will be to contact all the friends and relatives who need to be reached each day to update them on the patient's condition. We recommend that the spokesperson not be a primary relation, such as the patient’s spouse, parent or significant other. Having a spokesperson eliminates frequent calls to the ICU, which can pull the nurse away from the patient's bedside.

Contact Us

ICU: 509-473-7259
ICU waiting room: 509-473-7900