Critical and Intensive Care

We understand the many emotions that come when a child is hospitalized.

HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital is highly respected for delivering state-of-the-art care with newborn and pediatric intensive care units, dedicated trauma and rehabilitation teams and certified child life specialists. Here, you’ll find the expertise of big-city medicine with the added touch of compassionate care you want and expect for your children.

  • Pediatric bronchoscopy
  • 24-hour pediatric intensive care coverage
  • Certified Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) nurses
  • Access to pediatric critical care transport team


The area’s only pediatric intensivist team provides care to patients who require hospitalization and intensive care. These intensivists work with local and regional primary care doctors to assure continuity of care and communication.


What is an intensive care doctor?

A pediatric intensivist is a physician who specializes in critical care medicine for children. These physicians handle emergencies such as trauma, critical heart or lung disease, car accidents, or near-drowning that requires admission to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital.

Pediatric intensivists also care for children following major surgery, or who have a condition that interferes with breathing or requires the support of a respirator. Intensivists work closely with certified pediatric nurses so everyone in your family gets the best possible care.

Meet the Pediatric Intensivists

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