Neurocritical Care in Queens

At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, we’re dedicated to providing our patients with life-changing neurological and neurosurgical services. We are home to the only neuroscience intensive care unit (neuro-ICU) in Queens, offering specialized critical care for patients with even the most complex neurological conditions.

What is a neuro-ICU?

A neuro ICU room in Queen's neurocritical care facility.

Patients in a neuro-ICU benefit from specialized treatment that may not be readily available in a general or surgical ICU. This high level of bedside care can help speed healing, shorten hospital stays, and improve neurological outcomes for even the most complex conditions.

Opened in 2023, the neuro-ICU at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is staffed by specialty-trained providers, including board-certified neurointensivists, surgeons, neuro-ICU nurses, and nurse practitioners, and features the latest technology in neurocritical care. Our state-of-the-art facility offers:

  • A "mobile ICU" for patient transfer. Physicians who wish to transfer a patient to us for stroke, trauma, or other neurocritical care can call us at 1-800-NYP-STAT (1-800-697-7828) to arrange for a transfer, 24/7.
  • A full CT scanner on-site, allowing patients to receive care and imaging all in one place
  • Clot-busting treatment for ischemic stroke
  • Acute stroke "revascularization"
  • Brain cooling (therapeutic hypothermia)
  • 20 private rooms with the capacity to hold 40 patients in an emergency
  • Dedicated video EEGs on each hospital bed to help detect seizure activity
  • ICU point-of-care pharmacists
  • A patient lift in each room, ensuring safe transitions for both patients and nurses

We’re here to support you through recovery and beyond. Patients in our neuro-ICU also have seamless access to social and rehabilitation services at NewYork-Presbyterian, including physical, speech, and occupational therapists, social workers, and respiratory therapists.

What we treat

Queens Neuro ICU equipment

Our providers treat a full spectrum of neurological conditions in the neuro-ICU, including:

  • Ischemic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Seizures/status epilepticus
  • Neuromuscular disorders (myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barré syndrome)
  • Infections (encephalitis, meningitis, abscess)
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Coma
  • Brain tumor