Medical Services Intensive Care Units On behalf of St. Elizabeth Healthcare and our staff, we welcome you to our Intensive Care Units. We know being a patient or family member visiting the ICU can be a stressful time. We are staffed with experts that will provide the best and most reliable care to you during your stay. Find a Location Find a Doctor Intensive Care Units Menu Intensive Care Units Tele-ICU Visiting Hours 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. Open visiting hours, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We only ask that family in ICU have no more than two visitors at a time. Please check in with security if you are visiting after 7 p.m. Beacon Award The St. Elizabeth Edgewood MICU and SICU 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.