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About Adult Intensive Care at BIDMC

Intensive Care, or Critical Care, is the sophisticated medical and nursing care provided to patients facing life-threatening illness or injury. Here at BIDMC, we have multiple intensive care units (ICUs) with a total of 77 patient beds. 


Different ICUs specialize in caring for patients with different medical and surgical problems. You may hear the following different names for our ICUs:

  • MICU: Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • CCU: Coronary Care Unit
  • SICU: Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Neuro ICU: Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit
  • T/SICU: Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • CVICU: Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
  • MICU/SICU: A combined Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit

ICU Locations

All of BIDMC's ICUs are located on the West Campus, with the exception of the MICU/SICU, which is the only ICU located on the East campus.

The MICU/SICU is commonly referred to as Finard ICU or FICU, as it is located in the Finard building on BIDMC's EAST campus.

ICU Care Teams

BIDMC is a teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. As a teaching hospital, we provide clinical education and training to future and current doctors and other healthcare trainees.

Each ICU at BIDMC typically has a care team that is headed by an attending physician, also known as an intensivist. Other members of the ICU care team include nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, residents, interns, and fellows.




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If you have had a care experience in a BIDMC Adult ICU, consider becoming an advisor and partner with us to help improve the quality of care for patients throughout our critical care units. 
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