In late February, Ascension Saint Thomas Health announced the opening of their new multidisciplinary Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit located at Saint Thomas West Hospital. According to health system officials, the Neuro Intensive Care Unit is focused on advanced, multidiscipline, patient-centered treatment of some of the most perilous neurological conditions patients can face. Saint Thomas West will expand from 86 ICU beds to 100 ICU beds because of this change, including 14 dedicated Neuro ICU beds. A Comprehensive Stroke Center, the unit includes the latest advanced imaging capabilities available around the clock to help patients with complex stroke cases, as well as specialized cerebrovascular neurosurgeons and participation in stroke research.
In addition, the hospital is recognized for its expertise in treating brain tumors and other brain disorder through an innovative, individualized approach. The UNITY System is a fully integrated neurosurgical center that brings together a team of brain specialists for every patient. It is one of only a few such centers in the United States.