Intensive and Critical Care

Nuvance Health treats patients whose condition is advanced, life-threatening and requires round-the-clock attention. We provide excellent care in intensive and critical care units.

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When you or a loved one needs the highest level of care possible, Nuvance Health intensive and critical care teams provide compassionate bedside care in each of our seven hospitals.

Intensive Care at Nuvance Health: Why Choose Us?

When you choose Nuvance Health for critical care needs, you’ll find:

  • Team approach:
    Board-certified physicians lead the care of critical patients. A trained specialty staff–including hospitalists, intensivists, respiratory therapists and registered nurses–supports them.
  • Excellent care:
    The American Association of Critical Care Nurses awarded Danbury and Norwalk Hospital’s critical care unit the Beacon Award for Excellence in Critical Care. This national award recognizes units that meet or exceed rigid quality standards based on proven indicators of excellence.

Conditions requiring critical care

Nuvance Health intensive and critical care specialists commonly treat:

  • Trauma
  • Infection
  • Surgery complications
  • Severe breathing problems
  • Cardiac arrest or acute heart disease
  • Organ failure


Once a patient improves and is in stable condition, our team may move them to a hospital room or rehabilitation center for less intensive medical care. Patients who have suffered critical illness often need significant time and rehabilitation to get well.

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