Intensive and Specialty Services


Burn Treatment Center & Intermediate Care Unit (8 JCP)*
This is a 17-bed unit equipped with a state of the art hydrotherapy room for burn/wound dressing care, a pediatric playroom and rehabilitation gym.  The unit cares for both adult and pediatric burn patients and has both inpatient and outpatient (Burn Clinic) facilities.  Unit staff also provide burn outreach and education and annually host a Burn Camp for burn patient survivors.
* American College of Surgeons designated Level I Burn Center since 1996

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) (4 JCP)*
The CVICU is a 24-bed critical care cardiac unit caring for adults. Our population of patients may include myocardial infarctions, heart failure, cardiac dysrhythmias, structural heart disease, hypothermia post-cardiac arrest, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), pre/post-operative vascular and cardiac surgery, heart transplant, lung transplant and ventricular assist devices for destination or bridge to transplant therapy. Many patients in CVICU have multi-system failure needing advanced hemodynamic care.
* Joint Commission Certification for Ventricular Assist Device Destination Therapy
* Joint Commission Certification for Cardiac Valve Repair and Replacement
* Joint Commission Certification for Aortic Aneurysm Repair
* Joint Commission Stroke Center of Excellence 

Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) (5 RCP)
This 26-bed unit provides comprehensive high tech intensive care to acutely ill adults with a wide variety of complex medical issues including multi-system failure who demonstrate a deterioration of health requiring critical care nursing. 

Medical Surgical Cardiology Unit (4 RCP)
This 47-bed unit provides care for adult cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular surgery patients requiring telemetry monitoring, temporary cardiac pacing, vasoactive, and anticoagulant medication infusions or bedside cardioversion.The unit also provides care to patients following heart transplantation or ventricular-assist-device placement and post-op care for patients having interventional cardiology procedures.

Neuroscience Intermediate Unit (6 JCP)
The 6 JCP unit is a 44-bed intermediate and acute care neuroscience unit that has a primary adult neurology and neurosurgical patient population requiring telemetry monitoring, ventriculostomies with intracranial pressure monitoring, central venous pressure monitoring, arterial lines, intensive neurological monitoring and medication infusions specific to the neuroscience patient population. Patient diagnoses include stroke, transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), central nervous system (CNS) autoimmune diseases, surgeries of the brain and spinal cord, and neurological traumas involving the head, brain, and spinal cord. 6 JCP provides total patient care involving a multidisciplinary approach, in conjunction with state-of-the-art technology, for systematic assessment and improvement of care to the critically ill patients.
*Joint Commission Stroke Center of Excellence

Surgical and Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (SNICU) (5 JPP)*
The SNICU, one of the largest adult intensive care units in Iowa, consists of 36 beds divided into four bays. Patient populations include critical traumatic injuries, critical post-operative general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, transplant, and critical neurology and stroke patients.
*Joint Commission Stroke Center of Excellence
* Joint Commission Certification for Ventricular Assist Device Destination Therapy


Admission and Transfer Center (1 RCP)
This unique non-patient care center provides comprehensive services to physicians who want to transfer and admit patients to UI Hospitals and Clinics. Services reflect a multidisciplinary approach and include complete screenings for admission, and unit and bed arrangements.

Air and Mobile Critical Care Services (1 RCP)
These services provide helicopter (AirCare) and ground (ambulance) emergency medical care to the people of central and eastern Iowa as well as western Illinois, with extended coverage capability into Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Missouri.

Emergency Department (1 RCP)
As a trauma and critical care referral center, the Emergency Department (ED) provides care for some of Iowa’s most critically ill children and adults.
*American College of Surgeons designated Level 1 Adult and Level I Pediatric Trauma Center

Renal Dialysis Treatment Center (3W GH and 7 JCW)
Cares for adult patients with impaired or absent renal function or acute or chronic renal failure requiring hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. Services include inpatient, outpatient, and home care.