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ICU & Acute Care

Whether it's intensive care or acute care, the staff at Fairview Range Medical Center are specially trained to care for you and your loved ones while in the hospital.  

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Our specially trained nurses in ICU care for patients from adolescents to adults.  The ICU works very closely with the Emergency Department, Surgery, Behavioral Health, as well as with the Hospitalist Program.  We also care for cardiac patients who have suffered a heart attack or have sever chest pain. Our central monitoring system allows us to offer the best care possible for patients, along with our ability to provide telemetry (providing heart monitoring for non-ICU patients during their Acute Care stay). 

The ICU includes four patient rooms, with the ability for eight more telemetry rooms.  Our excellent nurse-to-patient ratio allows us to provide compassionate and comprehensive medical care to patients who are critically ill. We also provide a negative airflow room for patients requiring additional protection from infection. 

Acute Care
Our inpatient unit provides general and post surgical care for patients from pediatrics to adults.  Our staff develops a plan of care for each patient as they work closely with Pharmacy, Nutrition Services, Social Services, Respiratory Care, and the Hospitalist Program.  We are dedicated to providing the best care to our patients and that is why we are proud to participate in the Minnesota Hospital Association's (MHA) Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) project.  The goal of TCAB is to engage front-line nurses and leaders at all levels of the organization to:
  • Improve the quality and safety of patient care on medical and surgical units
  • Increase the vitality and retention of nurses
  • Engage and improve the patient's and their families' experience of care
  • Improve the effectiveness for the entire care team
As we continue to move towards patient and family-centered care, we have implemented a "quiet time" for our patients from 1:30-2:30pm and 6:30-7:30pm daily.  This time allows patients to be uninterrupted as activities related to care will be minimized to allow a critical period of rest for patients. 

All of our  acute care rooms have recently been remodeled, including one designed with the bariatric patient in mind.

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