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 Some of Our Patients

Telestroke Partnership Saves Patient's Life

Mark Kroeze was a healthy 36-year-old until he suddenly started experiencing strange stroke-like symptoms. Mark went to Moab Regional Hospital where providers consulted with a stroke neurologist via U of U Health's Telestroke Program to confirm he was experiencing a stroke.

Revolutionary Seizure Procedure Gives Patient New Ticket to Freedom

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. Her neurologist at University of Utah Health 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.

Early ER Intervention Gets Stroke Patient Back to Normal

In early October, Allen Hampton and his wife Sharyn had just finished having lunch in Park City and were preparing to return to their home in Ogden when he started to feel strange.

Stroke Revolutionary Technology & Expert Team Optimize Life for Pediatric Stroke Patient

Desperate to find a solution during their young child's, Addy's, stroke, Alyssa Wright and her husband Justin, were faced with a nearly impossible choice.

Groundbreaking Procedure Speeds Recovery and Minimizes Risks in Treating Subdural Hematoma

Judd Jones, an active 83-year-old business owner, was taking a shower when he slipped and fell and hit his head. More than a month later, he was working in the yard when one of his arms, neck, and back started to tingle. Doctors diagnosed him with a chronic subdural hematoma.