Following surgery or a serious traumatic injury, a doctor may recommend your loved one receive close observation in one of our surgical intensive care units.

We have one surgical ICU located in 4 West Doan Hall at University Hospital, and a 19-bed medical-surgical intensive care unit, located on the fourth floor of University Hospital East. These ICUs take care of trauma, burn, transplant, cardio-thoracic surgery, surgical oncology, ENT, orthopedic, neurosurgery and general surgery patients.

Patients newly admitted to the hospital for burn treatment are cared for in the SICU. (Burn patients are located at 9 West Doan Hall at University Hospital.)

Why Ohio State? We’re one of the only few comprehensive Centers for Critical Care in the United States with many distinctions: 

  • The only American Burn Association-certified adult burn center in central Ohio
  • Central Ohio's only comprehensive adult organ and bone marrow transplantation program
  • A Level 1 Trauma Center
  • The only emergency department in central Ohio with hyperbaric medicine facilities
  • Central Ohio's only Comprehensive Wound Center

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