Progressive Care

Acute, transitional care

Progressive care is for patients who are able to leave the ICU (intensive care unit), but who still require significant care and monitoring. Carlisle Regional Medical Center’s multidisciplinary team of specialized doctors, ICU-qualified nurses and other specialized health care professionals provide 24-hour care and monitoring for patients with acute or chronic illness. Our progressive care team is committed to providing high-quality care to our patients, and we are committed to keeping family members well informed.

Visiting Hours

You are welcome to visit between the hours of 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Please limit visitors to immediate family over the age of 14 and only 2 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 in to visit.

Phone Calls

Please avoid calling for patient updates between the hours of 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Vital information is being shared with nurses during this time and the nurses cannot give families the desired attention they deserve within these time periods.

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 yellow sign or a stop sign on the door, please check with the nurse before entering.

Please call the Progressive Care Unit at (717) 960-1694. We will try to help you in any way we can. We care and want your loved one to recover as quickly as possible.