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Progressive Care Unit

Hilo Medical Center’s Progressive Care Unit (PCU) is a 15-bed telemetry monitoring unit that offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic and interventional services. The PCU team has a 4:1 patient-to-nurse ratio. We provide continuous heart monitoring 24 hours a day for patients with or at risk for cardiac and neurologic problems, such as a heart attack, arrhythmia, transient ischemic attack (TIA), stroke, angiography, pacemaker insertion, vascular surgery, or aneurysm repair.

Pocket-sized telemetry monitors allow our staff to continuously monitor the heart rhythms of our patients so we can respond immediately if the need arises. Bedside monitors displaying heart rhythm, blood pressure and blood oxygen saturation are available for patients requiring closer observation or patients who require transport off the unit for diagnostic tests.

Committed to Your Care

PCU, in conjunction with the Heart Attack and Stroke Program, is full of exceptional people that work together to provide for the cardiovascular needs of the community. Our multi-disciplinary team includes physicians, cardiologists, respiratory therapists, dietary services, rehabilitation services, case management and social services. Our specially trained staff is dedicated to restoring our patients’ health and wellness by staying up-to-date with evidence based practice and strives to provide an outstanding level of care in line with the hospital’s commitment to excellence.

Our Mission

We provide the compassionate care to our patients and their families as if they are a part of our ohana. PCU nurses have heart…Saving and changing lives one heart and brain at a time.

Community Involvement

In support of the health and wellness of the Hilo community, the PCU team participates in the American Heart Heart and Stroke Association’s annual walk.

Location, Contact Information and Visiting Hours

PCU is located on the second floor and may be reached by calling (808) 932-3373. Visiting hours are from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Manager: Kelly Okada, RN, BSN may be contacted at (808) 932-3130.