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ICU Nurse-to-Patient Ratio Reporting

We are a six-bed medical/surgical Intensive Care Unit specializing in the care of critically ill patients. Typically these patients require a high degree of medical and nursing care. They also require specialized equipment to help monitor and support their body systems.

Starting in 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) now requires all Massachusetts ICUs to report quarterly Registered Nurse-to-Patient ratios on their websites. Heywood Hospital's ICU ratios are as follows:ICU Nurse-to-Patient Ratio