Critical Care Services

Using a team approach, Geisinger Holy Spirit’s Critical Care Services ensures the proper use of resources and the right level of care for every patient in the Intensive Care Unit.

What is an Intensivist?

An Intensivist is a board certified physician who is additionally certified in the subspecialty of Critical Care Medicine.

Intensive Care Medicine that sets us apart from other hospitals

Collaborative approach involves all caregivers 

The critical care physicians (Intensivists), physician assistants and nurses who staff Geisinger Holy Spirit’s Critical Care Services attend to patients who are in need of intensive monitoring and care. Their team approach optimizes collaboration among all caregivers, including ICU nurses who are highly trained to continuously evaluate patients, providing a link between the providers and a patient’s family.

Multidisciplinary care makes the difference

A clinical nurse specialist works in the ICU as a liaison between the nurses and providers, developing protocols and policies that are applied at the bedside. One such policy is multidisciplinary rounding, in which everyone involved in the patient’s care—including pharmacy, respiratory, nutrition, nursing, the physician and the physician assistant—go from bed to bed discussing everything about each patient.

An innovative staffing model leads to great patient care

Unlike traditional ICUs where the attending physician visits the hospital and sees the patient once per day, Geisinger Holy Spirit has taken a different approach to help improve quality and outcomes.  Our skilled and experienced providers are on-site around-the-clock to admit patients or address problems day or night.