Critical Care at GEMCH
Greater El Monte Community Hospital boasts a state-of-the-art ICU and CCU.
Our physicians, nurses, and other staff are dedicated to providing quality
care to patients who are in need of intensive treatment. With a 117-bed
facility and advanced equipment, our hospital is well-equipped to treat
patients from our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or our Cardiac Care Unit (CCU).
Intensive Care Unit
Our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) focuses primarily on patients who are suffering
failures of major systems in their body and require constant care.
The ICU commonly treats people who are experiencing the following:
- Respiratory Failure
- Cardiovascular Failure
- Gastrointestinal Failure
- Other Autonomic Body System Failure
Whether patients need constant medication monitoring, breathing treatments,
or more, the ICU is a place where rapid decisions are made as to the treatment
of a patient. Many patients are closely monitored in the ICU following
surgery, especially if there is a risk of complication.
Cardiac Care Unit
After a patient is admitted to the hospital with a heart attack, the patient
is generally moved to the CCU. Patients who have undergone heart surgery
may also be moved to this location. Our highly specialized staff are trained
in providing treatment and care of patients with various heart conditions.
We commonly treat patients with conditions such as the following:
- Heart Attack
- Chest Pain
- Left Ventricular Failure
- Heart Arrhythmia
Our specialists carefully monitor the symptoms and progress of our patients
in the CCU. Experienced physicians, nurses, and other medical staff oversee
the care of all of our patients.