Critical Care

Advanced care for life-threatening illnesses and injuries

Exceptional Care for Critically Ill Patients

If you or a loved one needs extra medical attention for a serious injury or illness, trust the highly skilled medical team at Mount Auburn Hospital — a Harvard-affiliated hospital — to provide the intensive care needed to get well.

Our Critical Care team treats critically ill patients with compassion and excellence.

24/7 Patient-Focused Care

Expect round-the-clock, closely monitored critical care from an expert team of doctors and medical staff — all supported by the latest advances in life-saving technology.

Your compassionate intensive care medical team will work together with you, your primary care provider and any other necessary specialists to deliver a well-rounded treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Your multidisciplinary care team may include:

  • Intensivist (doctor specially trained in critical care)
  • Resident physicians
  • Critical care nurse
  • Respiratory therapy specialist
  • Emergency medicine personnel
  • Social worker
  • Pharmacist

And because a physician trained in both pulmonary (lung) and critical care medicine is available 24 hours a day, you're always within reach of the best care possible.

Leading the Field of Intensive Care

Feel confident in your care team knowing they're part of Mount Auburn Hospital's Intensivist Program, which leads the field in training physicians to provide sophisticated care to the critically ill. This means your doctor is acutely aware of every aspect of your care and is trained to detect emerging complications or illnesses before they affect your health or treatment plan.

In fact, many Mount Auburn intensivists are board certified in three or four different specialties, bringing you a holistic, consistent approach to your treatment.

Our Critical Care Specialists

Mount Auburn Hospital's expert team of doctors and medical staff provides compassionate intensive care 24/7.

Conditions We Treat in Critical Care

Find the highest standards of comprehensive treatment in our intensive care units for conditions such as:
  • Accidents
  • Bleeding
  • Breathing problems (respiratory failure)
  • Heart Arrhythmias
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Life-threatening illnesses of any organ system
  • Life-threatening infections
  • Circulatory shock (critical drop in blood pressure)
  • Surgery recovery
  • Neurologic disorders

Act Fast, Call 911

Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if you have a life-threatening illness or injury.