New technologies and innovative patient care are at the center of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s latest addition to its Neuro-Critical Care service. With a new total of 44 beds, Barnes-Jewish will now offer one of the largest Neuro-ICUs in the country.
Open to patients Aug. 15, the new state-of-the-art Neuro-Critical Care Unit, located on the hospital’s 9th floor, will include 24 fully equipped private ICU rooms. Each room consists of tele-ICU monitoring and built in EEG monitoring systems; a built-in fixed 128-slice CT scanner capable of performing advanced neurovascular imaging and perfusion scans.
The Neuro-Critical Care Unit is combined with the 20-bed Neuro-Critical Care ICU, which is located on the hospital’s 10th floor. The new unit offers the latest in ICU advancements to include a family zone in each patient room and portable CT scanners on each floor.
“As a Level 1 Neuro-Critical Care Center, our hospital offers the highest level of care for the most complex neurological and neurosurgical emergencies and post-surgical care for patients who require advanced interventions,” says Salah Keyrouz, Medical Director over Neuro Critical Care Unit, Neuro ICU. “This addition has the latest technology and innovative ability to provide excellent patient care.”
The unit will be staffed by a highly specialized staff in neurocritical care, including a dedicated on-unit neuro trained clinical pharmacist; neuro-rehab staff, including physical/occupational/speech therapy service; nutrition; and a specialty-trained neuro-critical care nursing team and board certified neurointensivists and neurocritical care fellows.
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Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a 1,638-bed teaching hospital affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. The hospital has a 1,698-member medical staff, and has been consistently among the nation’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish is a member of BJC HealthCare, which provides a full range of health care services through its 15 hospitals and more than 100 health care sites in Missouri and Illinois.