The Intensive Care Unit at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital is staffed by highly experienced critical care intensivists and Magnet nurses, skilled respiratory therapists, and other healthcare professionals trained to care for very ill patients.
PCU (Progressive Care Unit)
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital’s Progressive Care Unit (PCU) is designed to care for seriously ill patients who require constant monitoring but whose condition does not warrant care in the Intensive Care Unit. Often patients are moved from the ICU to the PCU as their condition improves.
Patients in the PCU require continuous monitoring, and treatments, such as, intravenous cardiac medications or insulin. The unit cares for stroke patients and patients with complications from chronic disease such as diabetics as well as bariatric patients. With a dedicated nursing station, 24-hour cardiac monitoring, bedside dialysis, point-of-care computer technology, patients receive close monitoring as their condition improves. The PCU features a cardiac monitoring system, Telemetry command center, patient lift equipment, a special bariatric room, and bedside computers that allow physicians and nurses instant access to medical records at bedside.