Critical Care Medicine
Acute Respiratory Failure
Critical Care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Milstein and Allen Hospitals
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Physicians can call 800-697-7828 (NYP-STAT) to initiate a transfer request, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Patients or their family members interested in transfer should make the request through doctors at their current hospitals.
The Comprehensive Critical Care Service at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian (CUIMC/NYP) cares for critically ill patients throughout their inpatient stay. We provide a seamless transition of care—from the initial recognition of impending organ failure through the provision of life support in the intensive care unit (ICU) and beyond.
We staff two state-of-the-art, 12-bed medical intensive care units (MICU) at NewYork-Presbyterian/Milstein hospital and one 12-bed mixed medical-surgical (including cardiac and neurologic) ICU at NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen hospital (AICU). Our ICUs provide cutting-edge advanced critical care services to patients with life-threatening illnesses. Each year, the MICU and AICU care for more than 1,700 patients.
Care From a Team of Experts
Our experienced and dedicated nurses are trained and certified to work with critically ill patients. We are a Magnet-recognized hospital, and our MICUs have received the Beacon Award for Excellence in patient care, representing a standard of nursing excellence in improving patient outcomes and satisfaction.
Our dedicated interprofessional MICU team is comprised of:
- Critical care nurses
- Occupational therapists
- Pastoral care
- Patient services administration
- Physical therapists
- Recreational therapists
- Respiratory therapists
- Social workers
- Specialized critical care pharmacists
- Speech-language therapists
We also work closely with our thoracic surgeons and other consulting services to provide comprehensive care for complex patients.
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Access to the Latest Treatments
As part of CUIMC, our faculty are driving the latest research for critical care medicine through clinical trials to improve evaluation, outcomes, and recovery.
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Center for Acute Respiratory Failure
The Center for Acute Respiratory Failure brings together experts with unmatched experience in acute care to provide comprehensive support for adult patients who develop severe respiratory failure.
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The Most Advanced ECMO Team in the Region
The Columbia Medical ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) program is one of the world's largest and most experienced adult ECMO programs. We are an Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) platinum-level Distinguished Center of Excellence.