The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a medical/surgical intensive care unit for children from birth through young adulthood. We see a broad range of patients, from those in traumatic emergency situations to those receiving treatment for genetic diseases.
If you are a provider who needs to transport a patient to the PICU, please contact the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advance Response Team (DHART). An attending physician will be able to discuss with you the availability of a bed, help arrange for transport, and discuss interim stabilization.
We have ten large, well-appointed, private patient rooms. Each room has expansive views of our natural woodlands—a soothing and peaceful setting for parents, children and staff—which provides the best possible healing environment. Quality, family-centered patient care remains at the core of our mission. Parents are not considered visitors; they are part of a child's health care team.
Conditions we treat
- Airway problems
- Neurometabolic disease
- Respiratory disease in young infants
- Respiratory failure
- Pediatric surgery
- Support of organ failure in pediatric patients
- Transport of pediatric patients from referring institutions