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Pediatric Intensive/ Intermediate Care Unit (PICU)
The Region’s Only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
When your child is critically ill or injured, you want the best possible care – and you want it as quickly as possible. At Baystate Children’s Hospital – a fully accredited hospital within Baystate Medical Center – you’ll receive the highest level of care in the only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
Conditions that Often Require Intensive Care
We provide advanced medical, surgical, and trauma care for infants, children, and young adults through age 21 in a setting that makes the family the center of care.
Children with conditions like these may need care in the PICU:
- Breathing problems from an infection like pneumonia or bronchiolitis
- Complications from an underlying disease such as diabetes
- Ingestion or poisoning
- Recent surgery – especially neurosurgery, thoracic (chest), abdominal, or major orthopedic
- Severe asthma or other ongoing breathing illness
- Severe infections such as sepsis or meningitis
- Traumatic injury
Facilities Designed for Intensive Care
Our PICU has seven private rooms with glass doors we can close to increase privacy while still allowing the staff to visually monitor patients.
Patients in the PICU are monitored by state-of-the-art heart and breathing equipment. All of the unit’s equipment is designed specifically for the needs of children.
The unit also features a bright, cheerful family lounge, available for family members who may need a break away from the bedside.
Your Child’s Team of Compassionate Experts
We provide a fully accredited team of experts to diagnosis and treat your child’s needs.