Critical Care Medicine

Lancaster Regional has a choice for all levels of patient care

Facing a hospital stay can make anyone nervous and apprehensive but you and your loved ones can rest easy at Lancaster Regional Medical Center. With 214 licensed beds and more than 400 physicians, we offer the very best in patient safety, the highest level of medical expertise & the ultimate in cutting edge technology on all our patient care units from our Intensive Care Unit to our Post-surgery Unit.

Intensive Care Unit

When your loved one is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), it can be overwhelming and stressful. Sometimes the stay is planned and sometimes it is quite unexpected. Whatever condition or event, ICU patients receive the very best in personalized care.

Lancaster Regional's ICU offers constant monitoring and observation for patients who are acutely and seriously ill. Patients include those who have or are suspected of having a heart attack; had major surgery; require a respirator; or anyone requiring very close nursing or medical management.

Our ICU staff is committed to providing a high quality of care to all of our patients. We realize family members also have special needs and are a very important factor in the patient’s recovery. 

In order to deliver the best care possible to our critically ill patients, we ask that you follow these guidelines: 

Visiting Hours 
You are welcome to visit between the hours of 9:30am - 6:30pm & 8pm - 9 pm. Please limit visitors to immediate family over the age of seven and only two visitors at a time due to the patient’s need for rest. We ask that you do not bring small children or anyone that is not feeling well with you to visit. 

Spokesperson(s) & HIPAA 
For HIPAA privacy reasons and coordination of care, please have a designated spokesperson(s) for all communication. We will ask you for a password which must be used before any information is given out over the phone. The spokesperson should be the one who calls for updates so the nursing staff can concentrate on the patient without frequent telephone interruptions. 

Understanding 
You may be asked by a physician or nurse to step out of the patient’s room. Please cooperate and understand that if you are asked to leave the room it is because the necessary care needed by the patient cannot be delayed or compromised. We ask that ALL visitors comply with these guidelines. They may be adjusted in special circumstances to meet individual needs by the nursing staff if the patient is very ill. 

Isolation: Your loved one may be on isolation precautions for various reasons. If you see a colored sign or a stop sign on the door, please check with the nurse before entering

Please call the ICU at (717) 291-8212. We will try to help you in any way we can. We care and want your loved one to recover as quickly as possible.

Progressive Care Unit (PCU)

The Progressive Care Unit (PCU) offers multidisciplinary care to a variety of patients that have acute or chronic illnesses. Lancaster Regional nursing is dedicated to providing exceptional and caring treatment for every patient’s body, mind, and spirit in a safe, professional, comforting environment.   

We strive to provide excellent patient care and focus on education, so our patients may return to their usual activities of daily living.   

Our PCU staff is committed to delivering the highest level of quality of care to our patients. We recognize that family members also have special needs and are very important especially as the patients are recovering.   

For HIPAA privacy reasons and coordination of care, please have a designated spokesperson(s) for all communication. We will ask the family spokesperson for a password, which must be, used prior to discussing any information. The spokesperson should be the one who calls for updates so the nursing staff can concentrate on the care of your family member without frequent telephone interruptions.  

Please feel free to contact the Progressive Care Unit at (717) 291-8276. We care and want to see your loved one recover as quickly as possible. 

Medical / Surgical / Oncology Unit

The Medical Surgical Oncology Unit is an 18-bed unit. All of our rooms are private and have been recently remodeled to offer our patients a homier setting.  Our team’s commitment to provide an elevated standard of patient care, service and advocacy is part of our code of conduct and daily routine. We readily meet the needs of patients ages 14 and above with a multitude of diagnosis.  We have a Diabetes Education Nurse, a Wound Care and Ostomy Nurse and an Infectious Disease Physician available to assist with treatment and education, as well as numerous Chemotherapy Certified nurses to address the specific needs of you or your loved during their course of treatment.

Post-Surgical Unit

The Post-Surgical Unit is a 26-bed unit.  As with the Medical Oncology Unit, all patient rooms are private with many new upgrades to help our patients recover in a more comfortable environment.

The staff on the Post-Surgical Unit is dedicated to helping our patients recover from their surgical procedures with minimal complications.  The unit is a designated “clean” unit where post-surgical and immunocompromised patients are assisted to recovery by our post-surgical team.  There is a Physical and Occupational Therapy gym on the floor that brings our PT/OT department to the patient until they are ready to progress to the larger gyms located in another area of the hospital.  We see a wide variety of general, orthopedic and urological surgery patients age 14 and above and are committed to addressing the special needs of each one.