Mercy Regional Health Center


Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Combining modern, state-of-the-art equipment with natural light and a warm environment, our eight-bed Intensive Care Unit creates an atmosphere of healing for our patients, nurses and physicians.

Taking a holistic approach, the ICU team works closely with intensivists (or intensive care specialists), cardiologists, nephrologists and other primary care physicians. We even offer 24-hour monitoring through eCare-ICU, a remote care system through St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City.

The ICU treats patients with serious and often life-threatening conditions who require constant monitoring. We serve patients suffering from conditions such as:

  •  Severe sepsis
  •  Unstable angina
  •  Respiratory failure
  •  End-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  •  Cardiogenic shock
  •  Unstable cardiac arrhythmias
  •  Post-surgical complications

Thanks to eCare-ICU, a program through St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, patients in Mercy Regional's Intensive Care Unit benefit from round-the-clock monitoring and medical care.

Unit rooms are equipped with cameras and microphones, making it possible for patients to receive full care at all times, even overnight. After hours — from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. — St. Luke's physicians and nurses in Kansas City serve as the primary point of contact for patient needs through eCare-ICU. 

Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU)
The Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) or "step-down unit" is for patients whose conditions require close monitoring, but not ICU-level care. For example, the IMCU often serves patients who:

  •  Recently completed a cardiac catheterization
  •  Need the respiratory support of a CPAP or BiPAP
  •  Have new onset of stable cardiac arrhythmias
  •  Need aggressive pulmonary physiotherapy
  •  Are stable following a stroke
  •  Have diabetic ketoacidosis
  •  Have early sepsis

Express Unit
Though located in Critical Care Services, the Express Unit actually serves as an outpatient center for various non-critical patient treatments and procedures, including:

  •  Infusions
  •  Transfusions
  •  Pre- and post-procedure care
  •  Dressing changes
  •  Central-line care
  •  Labs
  •  X-rays
  •  Dialysis