Advanced Critical Care

University of Utah Health's Neuro Critical Care Unit is the region’s largest and most technologically advanced critical care unit. This unit is specifically for patients with:

  • brain,
  • spine, and
  • nervous system disease or trauma.

We staff the care unit with a professional care team experienced and trained in caring for neurological patients.

The 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.

Our goal is to give our patient's family more involvement in the caring process.

Neuro Critical Care Team

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

  • 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

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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