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Neurosciences and Behavioral Health Center

Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical Care

UVA's Nerancy Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, or NNICU, focuses on critically ill patients with neurological injuries, brain damage or those who are recovering from brain or spine surgery.

The 12-bed unit provides state-of-the-art imaging technologies and specialized patient care.

We offer care for patients with:

Specialized Intensive Care

In our NNICU, you'll receive care from neurointensivists or doctors who specialize in working with critically ill patients with neurological injuries. These specially trained doctors are either in the unit or on call 24 hours per day.

You can also expect:

  • A neurosurgeon or neurologist
  • Specially trained nurses who understand the complexities of caring for patients with neurological issues
  • Therapists specializing in neurological care
  • Residents and fellows who specialize in neurological care

Monitoring Your Recovery

As you stabilize and no longer require the intense level of care of the NNICU, you're often transferred to another bed on the same floor. This intermediate care unit is a "step-down" unit where the level of care still exceeds that offered in the traditional inpatient setting.

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