Intensive & Critical Care Services & Treatment in Austin

Being close to your loved one while they need critical care in Austin, Minnesota, is important. We're dedicated to providing an atmosphere of healing for our most critical patients. Staffed by specially trained providers, we provide high-level care for patients when they need it the most.

Enhanced Critical Care

Enhanced Critical Care is an electronic intensive care unit designed to improve care and shorten hospital stays. Critically ill patients are monitored bedside by local physicians and nurses, and remotely by specially trained critical care physicians and nurses at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

In-room computers, high-quality video cameras and audio monitors transmit patient data, including vital signs, test results and imaging exams, from the bedside to an operations center. There, the physician and nurse team continuously review the information to watch for trends that could mean potential problems. When a change is detected, the team alerts local staff so they can address the situation. Two-way televisions and video cameras allow operations center staff to communicate with local staff, patients and their families.

Local physicians and nurses continue to care for patients as they always have. A local physician directs each patient's care.

Benefits of Enhanced Critical Care include early detection and treatment of problems, shorter hospital stays, improved patient results and reduced cost of care. The service is provided at no additional cost to patients.

Please talk with any staff member if you have questions or concerns about Enhanced Critical Care.

View the Enhanced Critical Care brochure.



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Anne Liwonjo, M.D.
Hospital Medicine, Intensive Care (Critical Care)
Mohammed Yousufuddin, M.D.
Hospital Medicine, Intensive Care (Critical Care)
Francis Owusu, APRN, C.N.P.
Hospital Medicine, Intensive Care (Critical Care)

Not all treatments, tests and services are available at all Mayo Clinic Health System locations. Check with your preferred location in advance.