Cardiac Intermediate Care Unit (CICU)

Cardiac Intermediate Care Unit (CICU)

The Cardiac Intermediate Care Unit (CICU) is located on the fifth floor of the Elliot Hospital. The unit is comprised of three private rooms and 22 semi-private rooms. Each nurses' station is equipped with a central monitoring system to provide cardiac monitoring for every patient as well as a telemetry technician to assist in monitoring patients.

About Our Department

The CICU provides care to inpatients and outpatients with cardiac medical diagnoses. The unit serves patients with a wide variety of cardiac, neurological, and medical diagnoses which require close monitoring. Diagnoses may include chest pain, coronary artery disease, angina, myocardial ischemia or infarction, arrhythmia, syncope, congestive heart failure, drug or substance overdose, seizures, and sepsis. Patients undergoing cardiac catheterization, cardioversion, pacemaker, or Automatic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator insertion are cared for on the CICU.

All our patients are assessed and reviewed through an interdisciplinary team approach. The disciplines that work collaboratively on this cardiac care unit include:

  • Nursing
  • Social Work and Case Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Phlebotomy
  • IV Team
  • Pastoral Care
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Food and Nutritional Services

Mission Statement

The Cardiac Intermediate Care Unit is committed to improving the health and well-being of our patients by providing specialized medical and nursing care through a highly trained staff utilizing the most current technological equipment available. Care is delivered in a compassionate, personalized manner. We affirm individual work and dignity by addressing the needs of the body, mind, and spirit. We are committed to maintaining the highest level of nursing care expertise to meet the diverse needs of our community and exceed their expectations. We take pride in our collaborative relationships with our patients, their families, and all ancillary services that are involved in returning our patients to health and wellness.


We are committed to the highest standards of quality and excellence. We respect each other with open and honest communication and work collaboratively to create an atmosphere of healing. We encourage patient autonomy and independence. We take pride and show support in the success of others.


The Cardiac Intermediate Care Unit operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Family members, care partners, and visitors are encouraged to visit with patients during the day and early evening to promote healing and rest. Children under 14 years of age are permitted to visit when supervised by an adult visitor.

Visitor Policy

Contact Us

Specific questions regarding care on the Cardiac Intermediate Care Unit can be directed to Department Manager.