Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit

A highly specialized intensive care unit, dedicated to patients recovering from neurological or neurosurgical procedures, is located within a designated neuroscience floor at Winthrop. Patients here benefit from the latest technology, including 24-hour monitored beds, as well as round-the-clock physician’s assistant staffing. Once patients are ready to leave the closely monitored intensive care environment, they remain on the neuroscience floor, clustered with other patients recovering from similar medical events. Nurses, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, and other allied health professionals on the floor are uniquely trained and focused on the specific needs of neurosciences patients.

The Winthrop Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is the only combined neurological and neurosurgical ICU on Long Island. This fourteen-bed unit provides intensive care to patients with serious brain and spine diseases. Advanced technologies, such as continuous EEG monitoring and intracranial pressure monitoring, are employed to personalize therapy for each patient and to improve outcomes. Our multi-disciplinary team includes dedicated neuroscience nurses, neuroscience physician assistants, neurologists, neuro-intensivists, and neurosurgeons. Physical, occupational, and speech therapists familiar with neurological diseases work with our patients seven days per week.

Common diseases in the patients admitted to the Neurosciences ICU include:

  • Acute ischemic strokeDW-74-Edit
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Brain tumors
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Difficult to control seizures, such as status epilepticus
  • Other neurological or neurosurgical patients who require critical care, such as mechanical ventilation or continuous blood pressure monitoring

Neurosciences ICU Team

Nurse Manager

  • Janice McGuinness

Chief Physician Assistant

  • Sundeep Singh

Neuro-intensivists

Neurosurgeons

Interventional Neuroradiologists