Critical Care Services

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine provides critical care services on both the North and South Campuses of Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Medical intensive care units

There are two adjoining medical intensive care units (MICUs) on the South Campus of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, totaling 34 beds, which are overseen by medical director Warren Isakow, MD. In conjunction with Internal Medicine house staff and critical care nurse practitioners, there is 24 hour/day, 7 day/week in-house coverage by fellows and attending physicians to care for this increasingly complicated and critically ill patient population. Services and technologies routinely applied in the MICU include mechanical ventilation, prone ventilation, hemodialysis, vasopressor and inotropic support, and noninvasive and invasive hemodynamic monitoring.

Stem cell transplant/oncology ICU

The 6-bed Stem Cell Transplant/Oncology ICU is located on the North Campus of Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Under the direction of Colleen McEvoy, MD, this ICU is staffed by the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in collaboration with the Stem Cell Transplant and Oncology services from Siteman Cancer Center.  Specifically for stem cell transplant patients, multidisciplinary rounds are conducted daily with the ICU and Stem Cell Transplant teams to coordinate the plan of care in this complex patient population.