Advanced intensive care services in Greater Denver

The ICUs, or intensive care units, at HealthONE's hospitals are places in which our patients receive the critical, attentive care they need for serious medical conditions. This includes patients who are recovering from complex surgical procedures, severe illness or traumatic injuries. If you are critically ill, our expert physicians and nursing staff are experienced and trained to provide the constant, high-quality care you deserve.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Critical care teams

The teams of doctors, registered nurses, therapists and technicians that work in our ICUs have special training to provide advanced care for our critically ill patients. Additionally, the nurse-to-patient ratio in our ICUs is lower than the ratio in our non-critical care units—meaning our nurses are constantly keeping a closer eye on every patient and their individual needs.

Depending on the severity of a patient’s condition, they may remain in the ICU for a few days or up to several months. No matter how long a patient stays with us, our concentrated care never falters.

Specialized types of intensive care

While each of our hospitals offers advanced ICU care, some of our hospitals have dedicated units for more specialized critical care.

For example, Swedish Medical Center's Level I Trauma Center has four dedicated adult ICUs:

Neonatal intensive care

With the region’s largest and most comprehensive network of neonatal resources, HealthONE facilities provide highly specialized care in our neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Your baby may need this type of care if they are ill, premature or have other special medical needs.

Pediatric intensive care

Children may also need intensive care to recover from serious illness or injury or surgery. For these special patients, HealthONE’s Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children offers pediatric intensive care units (PICUs)—one at the main campus and one at Swedish Medical Center. In both units, highly trained teams provide comprehensive care and monitoring 24/7 to ensure your child has what they need to safely heal and recover.