Our Neuro/Surgical ICU (NSICU) is a 15 bed unit at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a 621-bed adult tertiary/quaternary facility and Level 1 Trauma Center, is a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. It is a founding member of CareGroup, an organized system of quality healthcare serving individuals, families, and communities in New England. The BIDMC NSICU admits a wide variety of surgical and neurological patients, including those from neurosurgical, transplant, general, bariatric, trauma, thoracic, and neurology services. Additionally, the NSICU offers comprehensive management of this wide variety of complex patients by utilizing the most modern techniques in airway management, invasive and non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring, mechanical ventilation targeted at trans-pulmonary pressures, maintenance of hypothermia and normothermia, continuous EEG, Licox, and CRRT just to name a few.
The NSICU at BIDMC is a multidisciplinary, collaborative ICU that benefits from the experience of physicians from the Departments of Neurology, Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, and the Division of Acute Care Surgery.
For questions regarding the neurological component of the Neuro/Surgical ICU, please contact Khalid A. Hanafy, MD, PhD