Critical – Intensive Care Unit

Our new Intensive Care Unit, opened in 2010, has eight beds with state-of-the-art monitoring equipment to care for the sickest of patients at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital.   It is the desire of RRH to offer personalized care for every patient in the hospital.

No place is this idea more important than in our 8-bed combined ICU/CCU.  We offer a nurse-to-patient ratio of 2 patients to one nurse, and encourage family participation in the plan of care and treatment of patients. Our highly trained, compassionate staff consists of Registered Nurses with advanced training in critical care, and Licensed Vocational Nurses or Certified Nursing Assistants who help the Registered Nurse in caring for our patients.

We focus on patients who:

  • Require ventilation support
  • Require cardiac monitoring
  • Require hemodynamic monitoring (observing how the cardiovascular system responds to illness, injury, and therapeutic intervention)
  • Are critically ill pediatric patients
  • Have undergone cardiac procedures such as pacemaker implantation and cardiac ultrasound procedures (echocardiography)

We have flexible visiting hours in accordance with the needs of the patient.  We are open to visitors at all times except 7am-8am and 7pm-8pm for shift changes. We allow two visitors at the bedside at a time.

With our large, comfortable waiting area, larger groups can watch TV, read, or request access to our Guest Wireless Internet while they wait to switch out with the visitors at the bedside.  Limiting visitors allows the patient to get better rest which promotes healing.  We ask that visitors be 12 years or older to visit; however, special arrangements may be made depending on the circumstances.  Please ask your nurse if there is a special reason to allow a younger child at the bedside.  Decisions will be made by the nurse depending on the situation.

We are proud of our state-of-the-art facility and look forward to providing our neighbors with “the best” expert care.