The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) provides specialty care for critically ill and injured children from 30 days to 19 years of age.
Our ten-bed, state-of-the-art environment is designed to maximize efficient care delivery and provide a supportive place for families.
Your PICU health care team
Every patient in the PICU is cared for by one of our PICU attending physicians who are trained specifically to take care of children with critical illness.
Patients with surgical or traumatic issues are cared for primarily by the surgical team; however, the PICU attending physician will see each patient every day and collaborate with our surgical colleagues for medical decisions.
In addition to the PICU attending physicians, the team is comprised of nurse practitioners and physician assistants who work exclusively in the PICU. A member of our team can be available at the bedside 24/7.
As a teaching hospital, we also have pediatric residents. They are physicians who have completed medical school and are now learning pediatrics as a specialty. Other medical services (surgeons, trauma team) will also have residents as part of their "team."