Intermediate Care Unit
The Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) at Putnam General Hospital, Navicent Health Partner provides nursing care for patients who are too ill for the general Medical/Surgical Unit yet do not need an intensive level of care for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Patient care services vary widely, depending on each individual's specific needs. Common services provided in the Intermediate Care Unit include:
Ventilator support for patients unable to breathe on their own
Insertion and maintenance of ventral IV lines and chest tubes
Stable and titrated medicated IV infusions
Cardiac telemetry to monitor heart function
Our IMCU is a three-bed unit where patients with acute pulmonary, medical, surgical and cardiac conditions receive treatment and excellent care by registered nurses certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. In addition, professionals from varied disciplines add support whenever needed in the area of nutrition, pharmacy, rehabilitation and care coordination.