Comprehensive Intensive Care for the Greater West Side of Chicago
The Loretto Hospital’s Critical Care Unit (CCU) is a newly remodeled,
12-bed specialty care unit for patients with life-threatening injuries
and illnesses. The CCU is equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology
that provides 24/7 monitoring of patients’ vital signs. A team of
specially trained physicians and certified critical care nurses provide
the highest level of individualized care and treatment. They remain ready
to act at a moment’s notice if a patient’s condition changes
What it Means to Be in Critical Care
The CCU is for patients who require close, constant, and comprehensive
intensive care. Space in this unit is reserved for patients with life-threatening
conditions who may need immediate medical attention at any time. A patient
is usually admitted the CCU if they are recovering from intensive surgery,
having trouble breathing, were involved in a serious injury, or have a
Having a loved one in the CCU can be frightening, but you should remember
that being in this unit means they will be surrounded by medical professionals
at all times. The CCU staff is always mentally prepared to handle an emergency
and provide patients with the intensive care they need.
Cardiac telemetry is an automated process that monitors heart function.
Our telemetry staff serves adult patients requiring continuous heart monitoring
in addition to general medical care. Telemetry is available in both the
medical/surgery and critical care units.