St. Nicholas Hospital Services > Intensive/Coronary Care Unit (ICCU)

The Intensive/Cardiac Care Unit is designed for patients who require very close observation and intensive nursing care around-the-clock.  All staff members are certified in advanced cardiac life support; some are also certified in critical care nursing and pediatric advanced life support.

Intensive monitoring is provided for all patients so that staff may quickly assess and respond to any changes. In addition, other forms of hemodynamic monitoring may be utilized, depending on the patient’s condition.  Special procedures such as medical and electrical cardioversions, tilt table studies, intra-aortic balloon pumps, temporary pacemakers, and transesophageal echocardiograms are performed in ICCU.

Patients who are having cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology studies are also cared for here.


Medical Director of Cardiac Services: Louie Coulis, MD
Medical Director of Pulmonary and Cardiopulmonary Services: Philip M. DeTrana, MD

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