ICU Nursing Staff Ratios

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health now requires all Massachusetts Intensive Care Units (ICUs) to report quarterly Registered Nurse-to-Patient ratios on their websites. Patients in an ICU require a high degree of medical and nursing care. NSMC’s ICU nurses have received advanced training in Critical Care Nursing, and many have received additional degrees and certifications. They specialize in the care of critically ill patients and are trained in the use of equipment that monitors and provides life support to patients.

NSMC Salem Hospital ICU

The ICU at NSMC Salem Hospital is a 20 bed unit. State-of-the-art care is provided for patients with respiratory failure and multi-system diseases.

NSMC Union Hospital ICU

The ICU at NSMC Union Hospital is a 12 bed unit. It provides quality nursing and medical care to adult and senior patients who have respiratory, cardiac, renal, sepsis and other multi-organ dysfunction diseases, syndromes or conditions.

NSMC Cardiac Surgical Unit

The Cardiac Surgical Unit at the NSMC Heart Center is an 8 bed unit providing acute and post acute cardiac surgical care for adult patients.