Southside Hospital has begun treating patients in a new Medical Intensive Care Unit, or MICU, that features private rooms and remote, 24/7 monitoring.

The MICU, which has ten beds, gives patients the ability to get dialysis in a private setting with around-the-clock neurological care, hospital officials announced this week.

Brain wave monitoring electroencephalograms (EEGs) are monitored and read by a neurological specialist at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.

“Southside Hospital has been increasing its health care offerings to provide high-quality tertiary center care in the Bay Shore community,” said Donna Moravick, Southside Hospital’s executive director. “We want the most comprehensive care for our friends and neighbors right in their own backyard. Southside Hospital offers its patients access to the large breadth of Northwell Health’s services and expertise.”

The MICU now gives the hospital a total Intensive Care Unit capacity for 36 patients — between the MICU, surgical ICU and cardiothoracic ICU, according to Southside.

The hospital began treating patients on Feb. 2.

Staffers celebrated more recently with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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For more information about Southside Hospital’s MICU, call 631-513-8813.