About Our Unit
The Transplant Surgical Intensive Care Unit would like to welcome you and your loved ones to our unit. The 8ICU provides care for patients requiring hand and organ transplantation, such as liver, kidney, pancreas, simultaneous kidney/pancreas and small bowel. We also provide care for patients requiring head and neck, vascular, urological, plastic and general surgery.
We know that this may be a difficult time for you, and we look forward to creating a healing experience for you and your loved ones.
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To provide the best quality care with respect to patient and staff satisfaction. We will do this by providing a supportive and healing environment and by connecting and communicating with patients, families and staff.
- Children are welcome in our unit and should be up to date on their vaccinations. All children should be escorted by an adult at all times. Due to our patient population, we ask that children be prepared emotionally before entering the ICU.
- Visitors must follow hand hygiene instructions given by the staff. At times, you may be asked to wash your hands with soap and water instead of using the alcohol-based gel. Please sanitize your hands before and after visiting to protect the health of you and your loved one.
- We may ask you to wear protective isolation gowns or masks when entering the room. Please ask our staff for these garments.
- Artificial flowers, cards, non-latex balloons and photos are always welcome. You may also bring in small battery-operated entertainment systems, such as a radio or CD player, for the patient. We will try our very best to take care of these items, but we will not be able to take responsibility if they get broken or misplaced. Due to infection-control reasons, fresh flowers and plants are not allowed in the ICU.
Privacy & Security Information
Information about a patient's condition is given only to immediate family members and is limited due to privacy reasons. We ask that family members designate a representative/spokesperson to receive updates. This also allows us to know who to contact when needed.
We ask that family members visit inside the patient room and not to wait in the hallways of the ICU for the privacy of the other patients. We also ask that family members refrain from using their cellular phones in the hallways of the ICU. Patient and family members are welcome to use their cellular phones inside the patient’s room.
Visitor restrooms are available for your use and are located near the elevators right outside the 8ICU entrances.
If you need ice, water and/or drinks from our nourishment room, please ask our nursing staff to assist you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask any of us, and we will do our best to help you.
Quick Reference Guide
Jennifer Do, RN, MSN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Maureen Keckeisen, RN, MSN, CNS
Liver Transplant Coordinator
Spiritual Care Department