The intensive care unit (ICU) at Lake Wales Medical Center provides continuous monitoring and treatment of critically ill patients. Because patients in the ICU require specialized care, visitors should understand that their visit might be interrupted or cut short based on the needs of the patient and our doctors.
Good communication between the staff and the family is essential to the well being of the patient. It is helpful if each family selects one individual who will act as the family representative. This person will be the primary contact for physicians and nursing staff and will share information between the staff and the family. Friends and family not able to visit the patient will benefit from having one individual to contact. If the patient has a written advance directive, the individual indicated as Health Care Power of Attorney should be the family representative.
Please speak to the ICU nurse about special arrangements for visitation times. Visitation by children 14 years old and under is discouraged.
For more information, please call: (863) 676-1433
410 South 11th Street
Lake Wales, FL 33853