Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Advanced care when your child needs it the most

Life-threatening illness or injuries happen to all ages. If your child ever needs life-saving medical care, know that Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital's pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) is standing by to help.

A leading team of specialists in an advanced facility

Our PICU in Charlotte, North Carolina, provides care for the most severe illnesses and injuries with a compassionate touch. Our team of children’s intensive-care trained doctors and nurses works closely with respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists and child-life professionals to monitor patients 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Hemby Children's Hospital's PICU is home to a large multidisciplinary team, including pediatric intensivists, specially trained PICU nurses and respiratory therapists, pediatric pharmacists, pediatric nutritionists, pediatric occupational and physical therapists, and many other pediatric subspecialists.

State of the art technologies and therapies include invasive mechanical ventilation, noninvasive ventilation, neurological pressure monitoring, cardiorespiratory monitoring, EEG monitoring, invasive arterial and venous catheter placement and monitoring, PICC line placement and deep sedation for painful procedures.

These technologies and expertise allow us to care for a large swath of conditions, including severe respiratory illnesses, cardiac illnesses, all infectious diseases, a broad range of neurological diseases, hematology and oncological illnessses. We also care for a variety of post-operative patients, including children undergoing neurological, thoracic, abdominal, orthopedic, urological and ENT surgeries.

Compassionate patient and family support

Our care environment is designed for you to take an active role during your child’s stay. Our-facility provides large, private rooms that are family friendly rooms to support direct family involvement in the care of PICU patients. Our child life staff is available to comfort your child and family during your stay. Together, we are here to provide compassionate and effective care when you and your child need it the most.

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