Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Surgical specialists in critical care at Beaumont provide comprehensive care to the most seriously ill patients. Working directly with surgeons of all disciplines, board certified doctors specializing in managing the care of critical patients (Intensivists), provide around-the-clock care to seriously injured and high risk patients.

The surgical intensive care unit (SICU) at Beaumont, Royal Oak includes 60 beds with 20 beds specifically designed for cardiac surgery patients. SICU rooms are integrated with the operating room services to allow surgical procedures to be performed at the bedside when deemed safest for the critically ill patient. Surgical intensivists work closely with nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, dieticians, social workers and other support staff to maintain the highest standards of care for patients and their families.

Key Highlights

Beaumont is the only accredited Level One Trauma Center in Oakland and Macomb counties which means that critical care services are an important element in the services provided.

  • Surgeons are on-call 24 hours a day and are in the hospital within 15 minutes of a critically injured patient's arrival
  • A helipad is available at the hospital for patients who need to be airlifted to Beaumont
  • The doctors and nurses are all specially trained in trauma care
  • Diagnostic and testing equipment are made available immediately so treatment decisions can be made quickly
  • The trauma team is ready when the patient arrives and remains with the patient throughout their entire hospital stay
  • Family support is available including pastoral care and social workers


Beaumont uses the most state-of-the-art technology in the surgical intensive care unit including, monitoring equipment, ventilators, and litco system for measuring performance of the heart function.