Our Critical Care service provides care at the University of Utah Hospital Surgical ICU and Cardiovascular ICU as well as the Surgical ICU at the Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center. We have 7 critical care fellowship trained anesthesiologists who share attending duties with a multidisciplinary group of 16 critical care physicians from general surgery, emergency medicine and anesthesiology.
As a regional tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, the University Surgical ICU and Cardiovascular ICU care for a wide range of critically ill patients. The Surgical ICU is responsible for the care of critically ill trauma patients, general surgery patients and critically ill patients from the surgical subspecialties including urology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, obstetrics and solid organ transplant. It is a 12 bed unit that has over 1500 admissions and transfers annually.
The Cardiovascular ICU cares for postoperative cardiac surgery patients ranging from coronary artery bypass grafting and cardiac valve surgery to more complex ventricular assist devices, heart and lung transplants and extracorporeal life support. The unit has the capacity for 20 beds with an average census of 15 and over 1700 admissions and transfers per year.