There when you need it, Tri-County provides critical care for people with life-threatening injuries and illnesses.
Intensive Care Unit
Tri-County Health Care's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a special department within the hospital that provides intensive care for patients with the most serious injuries and illnesses. Most often, patients are placed in ICU because they are acutely ill or need special attention immediately after surgery. The patient is cared for in the ICU if they are at risk for complications and need close, constant monitoring, special equipment or medications from specially trained staff. Physicians, critical care nurses and a hospitalist, who all specialize in caring for the most severely ill patients, staff the ICU.
As part of our philosophy of care, Tri-County encourages family involvement in the care of their loved ones receiving care in the ICU. The support of family and friends during these times can be an invaluable source of strength and healing.
There to support you and your loved ones in any way we can, Tri-County offers a number of resources available to you.
Tri-County Health Care has partnered with Avera Health to provide eICU care, which allows for 24-hour, around-the-clock monitoring to deliver more timely, high-quality care. Using telemedicine technology, early warning software and remote monitoring, eICU connects Tri-County intensive patients to off-site physicians and critical care nurses while simultaneously providing local bedside care.
Delirium is temporary state of confusion that can affect older adults during hospitalization. It is common but is often preventable. Because it can slow the healing and recovery process, it is important to recognize when it is happening so that it can be treated immediately. Tri-County Health Care is dedicated to monitoring you or your loved one to identify the signs. Family caregivers can also help in pinpointing the symptoms.