Intensive Care

Providing Critical Care to Women and Infants

Woman's has two intensive care units that are equipped to provide constant monitoring for our patients.


Adult Intensive Care Unit

Located on the 2nd floor of the hospital, our 4-bed private room unit is specially designed and equipped to give patients the best possible care. The Adult ICU is staffed by trained critical care registered nurses and two hospital-based intensivists. 

A woman may be admitted to the unit because their doctor has determined that she has a condition that requires constant monitoring that can best be provided in an intensive care setting where nurses will continuously monitor their condition and vital signs at both the bedside and through a camera at the nurses' station.

Adult ICU Patient

During the admission process to the unit, it will take the nurses time to "settle" the patient into the room and assess her condition. Family and visitors will be asked to wait in our family waiting room. Once the initial assessment and treatment has begun, visitors will be allowed into the room and may ask questions or address any concerns with the nurses.

During an emergency situation, all visitors will be asked to leave the unit. Once the emergency is clear, visitors will be allowed to return to the bedside.

How can my family get information about me?

Every patient's fight to confidentiality must be maintained, so only one person should be designated to receive information about their loved one. Be aware that our staff cannot discuss the patient's condition by phone with anyone other than that designated person.

  • The designated spokesperson may call 225-924-8305 for information.
  • The staff will establish a confidential pass code with that person upon the patient's admission and will ask for the pass code before discussing any patient information.
  • All other calls to the unit, regarding the patient's condition, will be directed to the designated person.
  • If you are unable to select a spokesperson, the closest relative will be designated, according to state law.

Visiting Hours & Policy

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Visiting Hours:

  • 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily.
  • Only two support persons or visitors in the patient's room at one time.
  • Around the clock, one adult support person will be allowed to stay in the room.

Visitation Policy:

  • Due to their medical conditions, patients need to remain in a calm, quiet environment.
  • Children 14 years and younger may visit during general visiting hours if they are healthy, and must be supervised by an adult other than the patient at all times.
  • For obstetrical patients, we will make every effort to allow the baby in for short visits.
  • Visitors will be asked to go to the AICU family room during certain procedures.
  • No outside food or drinks are allowed in the patient's room.
  • Visitors should wash their hands or use hand sanitizer when entering the room and often while visiting.
  • Guests with coughs and colds, fever, or recent exposure to illness may not visit.
  • The nurse or physician can override general visiting guidelines.
  • During an emergency situation, all visitors will be asked to leave the unit. Once the emergency is clear, visitors will be allowed to return to the bedside.

Patient Condition Updates

Every patient's fight to confidentiality must be maintained, so only one person should be designated to receive information about their loved one. Be aware that our staff cannot discuss the patient's condition by phone with anyone other than that designated person.

  • The designated spokesperson may call 225-924-8305 for information.
  • The staff will establish a confidential pass code with that person and will ask for the pass code before discussing any patient information.
  • All calls to the unit regarding the patient's condition will be directed to the designated person.
  • If you are unable to select a spokesperson, the closest relative will be designated, according to state law.