We are a private practice providing 24-7 personalized service and care for our patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care or pediatric unit.
Our practice collaborates with local pediatricians and other physicians to provide 24-7 care to hospitalized patients. If your child’s physician uses our services, our pediatric hospitalists will provide care for your child during his or her hospitalization, examine him/her on a daily basis, and keep you and your child’s physician updated.
Our pediatric hospitalists don’t replace your child’s primary physician, but rather act as a partner. You can rest assured knowing that since our pediatric hospitalists provide care only in the hospital setting, they are always on site.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Our team of board eligible/certified pediatric critical care physicians have completed 10+years of training to provide around-the-clock care for critically-ill or injured infants, children and adolescents in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.
Children are admitted to the PICU for a variety of reasons including trauma, cardiac defects, congenital anomalies, respiratory distress, immunological disorders, oncological emergencies, severe infections, drug overdose, dialysis therapy and recovery that can follow a comprehensive surgery.
An experienced team of experts
Pediatric intensive care physicians collaborate with other health care professionals to provide care to children in the PICU, including pediatric subspecialists, critical care nurses and respiratory therapists. All team members are pediatric trained, skilled and knowledgeable. Their coordinated efforts and compassionate, family-centered approach help ensure patients receive timely and appropriate treatment, which helps speed recovery, minimize pain and improve outcomes. Our patients also benefit from the most advanced technology in the PICU which is at the forefront of pediatric critical care in the United States.
The PICU provides a life-saving technique, called extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), that mimics the function of the heart and lungs, allowing a patient to rest while natural healing of the affected organs takes place. ECMO is used for infants and children suffering respiratory and/or cardiac failure as a result of birth defects, trauma or severe infection.
PICU Family Lounge
We understand that the hospitalization of a critically-ill or injured child can be stressful for parents. While we provide care to patients, we also do what we can to support their families during this trying time. We encourage parents to sleep at their child’s bedside, and to participate in the care of their child while in the PICU. We also offer family facilities that include refreshments, showers and laundering capabilities.
We have the unique ability to care for patients of all ages, from birth into adulthood, with congenital cardiac defects. Our team is trained to provide the highly specialized care needed to help patients recover from heart procedures and surgeries, which sometimes requires their chests being left “open.” We treat our heart patients from the moment they have surgery until the time they are discharged home.
Meet Our Clinicians
Our local clinicians are highly trained to meet the individual needs of patients. Learn about their training, certifications, and other credentials by viewing their individual biographies.View Directory