Critical Care Unit

Lexington Medical Center patients have access to nationally renowned specialists and cutting-edge therapies, all without leaving Lexington, through services such as the Critical Care Unit.

The Critical Care Unit (CCU) is equipped to monitor and trend heart rhythms and other hemodynamic pressures. Technology can sometimes be overwhelming to patients and family members. The nurses are always willing to offer explanations and assistance in order to promote understanding and appreciation of the technology available for total recovery of our patients.


Visitors are asked to follow these guidelines.

  • Only 2 visitors at a time, with exceptions made at the nurse's discretion depending on the patient's condition as well as the acuity level.
  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed within the CCU area, and must remain in the CCU waiting area and supervised by an adult.
  • No food or beverages are allowed in patient rooms. Please visit the cafeteria.
  • The use of cell phones in the CCU area is prohibited.

Waiting Area 

The CCU waiting area is located on Hall 1, near the front lobby. A phone is available for placing local calls.