Patients with life-threatening illnesses and injuries are in good hands in the Critical Care unit at Mount Sinai Queens. Our unit is staffed by intensivists, physician specialists who are trained in critical care medicine, as well as specialized nurses experienced in critical care. Both the intensive care unit (ICU) and the intermediate care unit (IMCU) provide ongoing clinical monitoring and state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment capabilities.
Our Critical Care team collaborates with patients’ primary care physicians and consultant specialists to ensure coordinated care with real-time access to continually updated information using the Mount Sinai Queens’ award-winning electronic medical record system.
Currently in the ICU, the Respiratory Failure Pathway is in place and in June 2017, we implemented one of our quality improvement initiatives called “Early Mobilization of Mechanically Ventilated Patients,” to decrease time on the ventilator, decrease rates of complications and decrease rates of hospital acquired infections such as VAE’s.
The critical care team holds family meetings as needed. These meetings can include the Social Worker, Care Manager, Chaplain, and incorporates Palliative Care services in the plan of care to support establishing goals of care.
Patients may be admitted from the Emergency Department or transferred within Mount Sinai Queens following surgery or for treatment of infections, heart conditions, stroke, or severe breathing problems. They may be managed in the ICU or the IMCU depending on the severity of their conditions. Patients who become medically stable, but still require continuous heart and other clinical monitoring, are transferred to the IMCU, where their vital signs are closely monitored.
Excellence in Stroke Care
Patients who have suffered a stroke receive the highest quality care at Mount Sinai Queens, which is designated by the New York State Department of Health and certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. We are the only Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center in Queens, demonstrating our commitment to excellence in stroke patient care.
In appropriate clinical settings, select patients are eligible for neuro interventional procedures such as neuro thrombectomy now at Mount Sinai Queens.
For patients who have suffered cardiac arrest, our critical care team members are trained to employ therapeutic hypothermia, which intentionally cools down a patient’s body to minimize the likelihood of brain damage following a heart attack.
We are proud to provide comprehensive critical care for our patients and their family in a community hospital setting.
Mount Sinai Queens
Critical Care Unit
25-10 30th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11102
Physician Referral: 718-808-7777