Our 22-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) with 10 dedicated cardiac beds provides maximum monitoring and support of pediatric patients of all ages who are at risk for, or suffering from acute life-threatening conditions. The multidisciplinary PICU team provides the most sophisticated medical and surgical care needed for pediatric patients from birth to young adulthood. Board-certified intensive care physicians are in the hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Multidisciplinary bedside rounds are held 365 days a year, and the opinions of everyone on the medical team are valued so the best care is given to the patients.
The PICU is staffed by:
The entire spectrum of critical medical disorders
Preoperative and postoperative care of patients undergoing:
Major cardiac surgery for repair of congenital cardiac defects
Complex neurosurgical procedures
Major pediatric surgery, including transplantation
The rapid and efficient care in the PICU is complemented by a comprehensive group of pediatric specialists in the following medical specialties:
Rounds occur daily at 8 a.m. and then again in the evening, usually around 9 p.m. Our goal is to
help you during this difficult time. To assist us in providing effective communication between
our staff and your family, we ask that you designate a primary spokesperson upon arrival to the
unit. This will assist us in keeping you updated on your child’s status. During rounds, doctors and the treatment team update the plan of care and answer any questions you may have.
The transportation of patients, if needed, is available by ground, helicopter and fixed-wing air transportation. Arrangements for critically ill patients are coordinated by the pediatric intensivist and monitored through Driscoll Children’s Hospital Transport Dispatch Center. To learn more, visit Transport Services.
Respiratory Care Services: (361) 694-5455
Medical Director: (361) 694-5445
Transport Dispatch Operator: (800) 879-5437
A Patient Relations representative is available at (361) 694-4035 to address any concerns or questions regarding your hospital stay.
Call 361-694-5000 or your