Neurosurgery

Penn NeuroIntensive Care Unit

The Penn NeuroIntensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU), located at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to caring for patients with severe neurological injuries. The Penn Neuro ICU is a Level I trauma center, acute brain and spine injury center and comprehensive stroke center. The unit is staffed by physicians who specialize in brain injury 24-hours-per-day, 365-days-a-year.

Improving Neurological Outcomes

The Neuro ICU's patient-centered design incorporates state-of-the-art technology that optimizes patient safety and care, enhanced patient visibility and provider work-flow as well as cutting-edge technology to monitor the brain. The ultimate in patient safety and efficiency, the Penn Neuro ICU is among the most technologically advanced neurocritical care units in the nation, and is the only academic facility of its kind in the Philadelphia region.

Every aspect of this state-of-the-art facility was designed for optimal patient safety and efficiency down to the finest detail. Design elements intended to optimize patient safety, family comfort, and staff work environment have been incorporated. Nursing stations have a direct line of site to every patient room ensuring maximal supervision of patients.

Advancing Remarkable Recoveries

The Penn Neuro ICU is staffed by a team of expert clinicians in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, radiology, anesthesiology, nursing, nutrition, pharmacology, physical therapy and social work. Physicians and nurses set the standard for care in the region and are leaders in advancing the field through research and patient care.

Saving Lives

In recognition of its lifesaving efforts, the Penn Neuro ICU has been awarded the prestigious AACN Circle of Excellence Award for Collaboration and Teamwork and the AACN Beacon Award for Excellence in Critical Care.

In addition, PennSTAR, Penn Medicine's flight program provides critical care air medical transportation within a 100-mile radius of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).