Neuro Acute Care in the University of Utah Hospital Clinical Neurosciences Center

Our care team is dedicated to providing and improving care for patients recovering in the hospital from neurological trauma, disorders, and surgery. University of Utah Health's state-of-the-art Neuro Acute Care Unit (NACU) is where this care takes place.

Each patient has:

  • a spacious private room,
  • family area, and
  • access to an outdoor patio.

We welcome and encourages families to play a greater role in the continuum of care.

The NACU is also home to our Long Term Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, having the ability to monitor up to nine patients at a time.

Specialists on the Neuro Acute Care Team

Our comprehensive Neuro Acute Care Team consists of the following specialists:

  • Neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro residents, and nurse practitioners
  • Registered nurses with focused training in the neurosciences
  • Clinical social workers, and case managers
  • Physical, occupational, speech therapists
  • Registered dietitians and nutritionists
  • Registered and certified respiratory therapists
  • Pharmacy services
  • Radiology services

Visiting the Clinical Neurosciences Center

Meet Danielle Holton, Epilepsy Patient

For 25 years, Danielle has struggled with epilepsy. Every two to three weeks, she would suffer from 10 or more seizures per day for an entire week. As a worker in the medical field, she knew these seizures were affecting her career and her ability to do her job. Her neurologist at University of Utah Health understood her worries and suggested she try the Neuropace RNS System. The device was implanted in her brain in April 2018. Since then, she no longer experiences any seizures or symptoms.

Read Danielle's Story

Danielle Holton, epilepsy patient