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Critical Care Team
Provides Medical Center Level Care

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Treatments include:
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
  • Bioengineered skin substitutes
  • Specialized wound-specific dressings
  • Sharp debridement
  • Compression therapy

Call 281-737-AWCC (281-737-2922) for more information.

There are many reasons why patients need critical care: heart attack or head injury; heart surgery or pneumonia. The highly trained staff of critical care specialists at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has the knowledge and skill to save lives.

What makes critical care at Methodist Willowbrook unique is that board certified critical care physicians and nurse practitioners are always on staff 24 hours a day. By working together with respiratory therapists, physical therapists, dietitians, speech therapists and a critical care pharmacist, the team can provide the high level of care these patients need.

In addition to their work in the intensive care unit (ICU), the critical care team will respond to any code blue emergency within the hospital to do an assessment and administer medicine. There is also a dedicated ICU nurse just for these types of calls.

"When these patients come to our unit they receive care within five minutes because outcomes are better when interventions are started immediately," says Dana Martin, M.D., medical director of Critical Care Services at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. "We are here 24/7 for the patients and we also interact with families so they know what's going on."

Patients can be treated by the entire team during their stay, and daily rounds play an important role in that care. "When we look at research and outcomes of these patients, time after time studies have shown that having a doctor at the bedside improves the chances of surviving," says Valerie Howell, MSN, RN, director of Critical Care Services at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. "We are leading medicine by always having a doctor in house, not just on call. We believe this provides the best outcomes for our patients."