Intensivist Program

Our specially trained intensivists provide comprehensive care to patients in the intensive care unit at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

An intensivist is a critical care physician who is trained and experienced in treating complex health issues, averting complications for patients under intensive care.

They coordinate with other specialists and communicate with the patient’s primary care physician to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care during their stay in the intensive care unit at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Learn more about our intensivist program from Jaideep Sood, MD, FCCP, director of the intensivist program at Mount Nittany Medical Center:

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What Is Intensive Care?

Your loved one has been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). The ICU provides special care from a team of experts. The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) The intensive care unit (ICU) is also sometimes called the critical care unit. Here patients receive constant care and close monitoring. Some hospitals may have more than one type of ICU. These may include a medical, surgical, cardiac, neurological, or pediatric ICU. A patient may stay in the ICU a day, a week, or longer. A Team Effort Although they work as a team, each of the people caring for your loved one has special knowledge and skills. Doctors plan your loved one’s care. Nurses do most of the hands-on care and monitoring. Others who may be on the care t...

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