The Department of Critical Care Medicine’s primary clinical focus is to provide sophisticated, timely, compassionate and expert care to the hospitalized and critically ill patients in our medical centers. Critical care medicine is unique in its clinical demands that include attending coverage and immediate direct patient consults and bedside supervision continuously throughout the health care system. In FY15, the adult Critical Care Division has continued to fulfill its mission of high quality around the clock patient care in its settings at UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Montefiore, UPMC Magee, UPMC Mercy, and the Oakland VA Hospitals. The Critical Care Pediatric Division has been able to better accommodate the needs of the critically ill pediatric population since moving into their state-of-the-art Pediatric ICU and Pediatric Cardiac ICU in 2010. Since FY 11, the Pediatric Division has operated a telemedicine program with UPMC/ ISMETT’s Transplant Center in Palermo, Italy. The Hospitalist Division provides around the clock coverage at UPMC Passavant, UPMC Mercy and UPMC St. Margaret.
The pie chart depicts the allocation of clinical charges among the various facilities where our Department physicians provide service. The majority of clinical services are provided at the UPMC Presbyterian / Montefiore Intensive Care Units. The various units within UPMC Presbyterian / Montefiore have consistently been at, or very close to, full census for most of the fiscal year. Over the course of FY15, the volumes at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh accounted for approximately 20.5% of the Department’s charge volume. The Department activity and charge volumes remained relatively flat at Magee for FY15. The Hospitalist Division service accounts for approximately 25.6% of Departmental charges. This is a marked increase over the past few years due to the on-boarding of additional Hospitalists and coverage revisions.