Name of Media:

After the Storm: UPMC’s Critical Illness Recovery Center Focuses on Post-Intensive Care Syndrome


Andy Mulkerin

Publisher or Source:

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Type of Media:


Media Originally for:

Former ICU Patients,Former ICU Patients' Family Members, Friends or Caregivers,General Public

Country of Origin:

United States of America (the)

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:



COVID-19 had the potential to create a perfect storm in the realm where Butcher and his colleague Tammy Eaton, C.R.N.P., specialize: Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS). PICS is a set of conditions that have been around as long as critical care medicine, but it received a name only a decade ago. Addressing PICS is the mission of the UPMC Critical Illness Recovery Center (CIRC), which Butcher and Eaton founded at UPMC Mercy.

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