Advanced Critical Care

University of Utah Health's newly constructed Neuro Critical Care Unit is the region’s largest and most technologically advanced critical care unit specifically for patients with brain, spine, and nervous system disease or trauma. It is staffed by a professional care team experienced and trained in caring for neurological patients.

The new unit also includes state-of-the-art boom systems to increase nurse and physician access to the patient, intermediate care beds to facilitate smoother transitions between the levels of care, and dedicated space for family members—such as a waiting area with shower, small kitchen, and laundry facilities—to give them more involvement in the caring process.

Neuro Critical Care Team

Our comprehensive Neuro Critical Care Team consists of the following activities:

  • Neurosurgeons, neurologists, neurointensivists, neuro critical care fellows, 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