The 42-bed PCCU at Children's Hospital provides specialized care for critically ill children. The unit includes the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU). These units provide unique environments designed to meet your child's and family's emotional and physical needs. Private rooms, designed for both critical care and family contact, are just steps away from nursing stations.
We provide numerous other family resources should your child need to be admitted to the PCCU.
Some children require critical and intensive care after surgery. The PICU team of doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and other healthcare providers cares for children of all ages needing special medical attention. Having a child in the PICU is stressful for families. Our team provides case managers, child life specialists and other support staff to help during your hospital visit.
Many children admitted to Children's Hospital suffer from heart disease and/or congenital problems. The PCICU team cares for these children while they are critically ill and recovering from cardiac surgery. We include physicians, nurses, social workers, case managers, respiratory therapists, child life specialists and more who are trained in treating children with heart conditions.