Intensive Care Units

We know being a patient or family member visiting the ICU can be a stressful time. St. Elizabeth Healthcare ICU is staffed with experts that will provide the best and most reliable care to you during your stay.

We are proud to say that here at St. Elizabeth Healthcare our ICU’s are staffed with Registered Nurses. Rounding out our staff are support personnel such as nurse assistants and clerical coordinators. They are here to assist you and the nurses in providing the best care possible.

Our staff completes comprehensive training in various aspects of Intensive Care Nursing, and each year attends various classes to update those skills.

General Rules

  • Two visitors are allowed per room.
  • No one under 14 years of age is permitted to see a patient.
  • While flowers are not banned from the ICU, it is our recommendation that visitors choose another option, such as sending a Care Card while a patient is in critical condition. Because it may be difficult to distinguish which patients are at risk and which are not, should flowers be delivered to the ICU, the nursing staff will most likely ask the family to take them home to reduce the risk for all patients.

Our staff is very concerned about the privacy and confidentiality of our patients.

When calling ICU units, specific information can not be shared over the phone. We ask that you establish a contact person and a phone tree to contact other family members. By providing us with one person to impart information to, this will allow us more time to spend with your loved one.

Partnership with Hicuity Health®

St. Elizabeth Healthcare has partnered with Hicuity Health®, the nation’s largest provider of tele-ICU services to deliver monitoring by highly trained intensivist physicians and critical care nursing specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

From their central, off-site location, the Hicuity Health® team continuously monitor patient data – including vital signs, medications, lab results and trends in patients’ clinical status – and collaborate with the bedside critical care team.

Doctor views monitors for Advanced ICU Care

The Hicuity Health® tele-ICU program provides an extra level of care that ensures patients are closely monitored every second of the day by an additional team of physicians and board-certified critical care specialists. With this constant level of highly skilled care, key changes in a patient’s condition are detected at the earliest opportunity, which ultimately improves our patients’ outcomes. This constant monitoring ensures that help is available when needed.

We understand how difficult an ICU stay can be for patients and their families. St. Elizabeth Healthcare is committed to providing the highest level of care and support to reduce the stress and anxiety that often accompanies a serious illness or injury. If you have any questions about our intensive care unit or tele-ICU program, please talk with your physician or bedside nurse.

AACN Beacon Award for Excellence

The St. Elizabeth Edgewood CICU, MICU and SICU, the
St. Elizabeth Florence ICU and the St. Elizabeth
Ft. Thomas ICU have received the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).The Beacon Award is a prestigious honor given to critical care units that exemplify excellence in a variety of areas:

  • Leadership
  • Staffing/staff engagement
  • Communication
  • Knowledge management and learning development
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Outcome measurement

Patient safety and quality programs consider the Beacon Award to be a significant achievement in their evaluation process. It signifies a positive and supportive work environment, as evidenced by collaboration, higher morale, and lower turnover than other critical care units across the nation.

The Beacon Award showcases the exceptional care
St. Elizabeth patients receive through improved outcomes and greater overall satisfaction.

Contact Us


Medical ICU: (859) 301-2300
Surgical ICU: (859) 301-2266
Cardiac ICU: (859) 301-0900
Pastoral Care: (859) 301-2190
Social Service: (859) 301-2275


Medical ICU: (859) 212-4213
Pastoral Care: (859) 212-5216
Social Service: (859) 212-5200

Ft. Thomas

ICU: (859) 572-3160
Pastoral Care: (859) 572-3549
Social Service: (859) 572-3207