Intensive Care Unit at Granville Medical Center
Granville Health System (GHS) realizes that hospitalization is never convenient, but the GHS Intensive Care Unit (ICU) does everything possible to make patients and families comfortable.
Due to the intensive level of care provided in the ICU, patients require constant monitoring by the nursing staff. In order to meet ICU patients’ needs, the hospital requests that all patient visits be scheduled. Visitation by immediate family members is recognized as an important part of the emotional recovery process and your GHS ICU Team will establish open lines of communication between patients, families and medical staff.
Department nurses and physicians communicate with the patient and family about treatment, making sure they participate in the development and implementation of the patient’s plan of care. Granville Health System’s medical team encourages ongoing open discussion and questions.
During a stay at Granville Medical Center’s ICU, physicians, members of the Hospitalists Service Team and the ICU nursing team medically manage every aspect of a patient’s hospital care. GHS Hospitalists are board certified in internal medicine and specialize in the care of hospitalized patients.
GHS physicians and hospitalists are in the hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are able to immediately respond to test results, studies, or unexpected changes in a patient’s condition at any time. They work closely with the ICU nursing staff, are readily available and generally can respond quickly whenever a patient or a family member has a question or concern.
Communication between the ICU nursing staff and family is very important. At the bottom of this page are helpful guidelines and recommendations for visitation in the ICU and communicating important information to your family. If you have questions, please ask any member of the GHS ICU Team. We will be happy to help in any way.