The Critical Care Center is a 24 bed unit that provides care for patients requiring medical, surgical, coronary and cardiac surgical intensive care services.
Our multidisciplinary team consists of RNs who are cross-trained to care for all specialties. Critical Care Technicians and Unit Secretaries who assist the RNs in their daily care and other ICU trained disciplines including respiratory therapists and dedicated dieticians, case managers and pharmacists.
The Critical Care Center, recipient of multiple national awards, utilizes an extensive database that permits the continuous assurance of superior patient and quality outcomes.
The Critical Care Family Center, recognized nationally for its excellence, has a dedicated coordinator to meet the extraordinary needs of our patient's families and loved ones.
Wendy Lancey, RN, MS, CCRN, is the Senior Director of Critical Care Services. She was formally the Director of the Unit and prior to that was the Critical Care Educator for over 13 years. She holds a master's degree in Critical Care/Cardiovascular Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center Graduate School of Nursing and is a certified Critical Care Nurse.
Yuka-Marie Vinagre, MD, PhD, is the Chief of Critical Care Services. She received her Medical Degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1997. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at BayState Medical Center, Springfield, MA and a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at UMass Medical Center. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine and has been on our staff since 2003.