The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) provides state-of-the-art medical care for children who need consistent observation or advanced life support. It is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a specially trained team of pediatric critical care physicians, residents, nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, and child life specialists. This team provides multidisciplinary care while working side-by-side with families and providers. The PICU focuses on providing compassionate and comfortable care to families during the child’s hospitalization.
We are one of five in the state of Georgia and the only PICU for the children in the central and southern regions of the state. Our PICU offers comprehensive care for children with a wide variety of diagnosis including respiratory illness/ failure, trauma, infection, pulmonary disease, seizures, and multiple organ failure. We average 1100-1200 admissions annually. The team utilizes evidence-based practice and guidelines, while following national recommendations of pediatric critical care.
The PICU provides a full range of advanced critical care services and supports all major subspecialty services. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center and the PICU physicians direct the 24/7 Pediatric Transport Team and Transfer Center referrals.
For more information, please call (478) 633-1560.