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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Monroe Carell's state-of-the-art, 30-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is dedicated to the care of critically ill children. Our ICU team includes pediatricians who are board certified in critical care medicine. We work together with nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, case managers, child life specialists, pharmacologists and nutritionists to provide the highest quality care possible for critically ill children around the clock.

Your child's safety and the quality of care we provide your family is of utmost priority. We ensure this with regular reviews of our practices, along with continuous improvement efforts.

Physicians can arrange for emergency patient transport by calling (855) 322-9111 for neonatal transport or (866) 936-7811 for pediatric transport.

Meet Your Care Team

Kristina A. Betters

Kristina A. BettersMD

    Pediatric Critical Care
Katharine E. Boyle

Katharine E. BoyleMD

    Allergy / Pulmonary and Critical Care, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
Brian C. Bridges

Brian C. BridgesMD

    Pediatric Critical Care
Jennifer C. King

Jennifer C. KingMD

    Pediatric Critical Care
Ryan J. Stark

Ryan J. StarkMD

    Pediatric Critical Care

Why Choose Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Vanderbilt

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    Collaborative care

    We collaborate closely with all of our hospital's pediatric specialty physicians and surgeons to provide the most comprehensive care. The PICU team encourages family participation in the daily planning for your child’s care, allowing all members of the team to contribute in shared decision making regarding all the treatment options available.

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    Expert care

    Our PICU physicians are recognized as experts in pediatric critical care medicine. They are involved in many clinical research studies and have published articles in scientific journals in the areas of sepsis, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy, medical ethics, medical education, neurocritical care and others. PICU nurses and respiratory therapists are specially trained to care for critically ill children.