The entire Mercy Heart Center team is dedicated to a high standard of personalized care. We recognize the importance of treating patients and their families with respect, compassion and dignity.
Mercy Heart Center's critical care units are designed and equipped to care for acutely ill cardiovascular patients. Cardiovascular Intensive Care Units care for patients immediately after open-heart surgery and for patients experiencing acute myocardial infarction as well as other electrical/mechanical dysfunctions. The latest monitoring technology and a highly trained nursing staff are critical elements that come together in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Units to deliver optimum patient care.
The Post Critical Care Unit is a "step-down" unit that provides highly specialized care to pre- and post-operative open-heart surgery patients. The unit also cares for patients who have had myocardial infarctions, congestive heart failure, chest pain, cardiac arrhythmias and coronary interventions such as angioplasty and stents.
The Heart Center's fifth floor also includes a short stay unit with 12 patient beds - nine private rooms and a three-bed recovery area. The nine private rooms are used for patients preparing for and recovering from catheterization procedures, as well as preparing for cardiac surgery. The three-bed recovery area is a holding area to service the various needs of Heart Center inpatients.