Intermediate Care Unit
The Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) at St. Charles Bend provides continuity of care for those who are well enough to leave the ICU after surgery or a critical medical event, but would still benefit from close monitoring and intensive nursing care.
The IMCU, a “step-down” unit, is staffed by a highly specialized team of physicians, registered nurses, respiratory therapists and other clinicians. We provide care for patients who need:
- Heart (cardiac) monitoring
- Percutaneous coronary intervention, such as angioplasty and stenting
- Post general surgery requiring acute medical care monitoring
- Post open-heart surgery recovery and discharge
- Pulmonary care