Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham has a seven-bed intensive care unit (ICU) that provides critical care to medical, surgical, and cardiac patients. Patients are under the care of a dedicated intensivist and hospitalist, along with nurses who are trained in caring for patients with complex medical needs.

Patients are often admitted to the ICU from the emergency department. They are stabilized and then transferred to a medical/surgical unit for less intensive care.

Advanced Technology 

The ICU has some of the most advanced equipment available today including

  • Philips MP70 patient monitors
  • Alaris IV pumps
  • Drager ventilators
  • Medtronic defibrillators

The ICU also uses electronic nursing documentation to manage patient care.

Medical Director

Henry Koziel, MD

ICU Staffing Report FY18.Q3


QuarterAvg Daily Pt CensusAvg Daily Nurse CensusAvg Daily Nurse to Pt Ratio
Apr-Jun 1853     1:1.6

ICU Staffing Report Historical

Quarter           Avg Daily  Pt CensusAvg Daily  Nurse CensusAvg Daily  Nurse to Pt Ratio
Jan-Mar 18631:1.8
Oct-Dec 17431:1.5
Jul-Sep 17    3   1:1.6
Apr-Jun 17431: 1.5
Jan-Mar 17 5 3 1: 1.7
Oct-Dec 165 3 1: 1.7
Jul-Sep 16 4 3 1: 1.3
Apr-Jun 16 5 3 1: 1.7
Jan-Mar 16531: 1.6