Intensive care unit (ICU)

StoneSprings Hospital Center will provide intensive care to patients who need close monitoring and advanced medical care. Our intensive care unit (ICU), sometimes known as a critical care unit (CCU), treats medical and surgical patients with the most serious needs; our progressive care unit (PCU) is for patients who require more nursing care than is available on a general unit.

Our specially trained teams provide the constant monitoring and attentive care you'd want for a friend or family member in greatest need—and we're conveniently located so you can stay close to your loved one.

Intensive care services

Conditions requiring intensive care can include:

  • Surgical recovery
  • Brain injuries such as bleeding, trauma, stroke, tumors or comas
  • Heart problems such as very low or very high blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat or heart attack
  • Lung and breathing problems such as an acute asthma attack, severe pneumonia or pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung)
  • Serious infections

In addition to the intensive care services above, our sister facility, Reston Hospital, provides a Level III-A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). If your baby needs additional observation or care, our skilled neonatal transport team will provide transfer services directly to Reston Hospital Center in specially equipped vehicles.

Our intensive care teams include:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Nutritionists and dietitians
  • Physical therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Social workers
  • Clergy

Our intensive care units will provide treatment that goes beyond typical inpatient support in multiple ways:

  • Concentrated care – Intensive care doctors and nurses will be specially trained to care for patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries, including stroke and heart conditions. Patients and families will experience compassionate, attentive and expert care around the clock.
  • Advanced technology – We're committed to using the most advanced technologies, procedures and equipment to help our patients, often resulting in shorter hospital stays and better outcomes.
    • Remote monitoring helps our caregivers deliver a constant, high level of attention and responsiveness.
    • o Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) – a dialysis modality used to treat patients with acute kidney failure
    • Aggressive Transitional Care Program – where your care is coordinated with your primary care provider and specialists to lessen your chance of being readmitted to the hospital
  • Progressive Mobility Program – Because patients in intensive care are often immobilized, our team takes gradual steps to re-introduce activity and restore mobility, with the goal of returning patients to their normal functioning.

We understand how important the support of family is to a patient's recovery, and we encourage families to visit. Learn more about our ICU visitor guidelines.