Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
When children experience conditions that are life-threatening, our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is there to help. We founded Montana’s first PICU staffed 24/7 by board certified pediatric intensivists. That means that no matter the time of day or night, we always have a critical care specialist ready to help your child. Our dedicated PICU staff also utilize electronic records and telemedicine to advise pediatricians throughout the region on the best course of treatment for children in need of critical care.
The expertise of our pediatric intensivists includes the management of illness, injuries, and chronic conditions that need critical care. They provide care to children who are critically ill including the diagnosis and treatment of children who have unstable life-threatening conditions, through state-of-the-art monitoring, medication and treatment techniques based on evidence based guidelines.
Critically ill children are cared for in our dedicated five-bed PICU located within our 22-bed acute pediatric unit. We are currently in the drawing stages of redesigning our PICU as well as a cosmetic improvement to our pediatric unit. The newly designed PICU will feature private patient rooms with family space for support and comfort, soothing colors to enhance the healing environment, and multiple nurse work stations to increase the quality of care. Construction on this project will begin in summer of 2016 and continue into 2017 to finish the pediatric unit upgrade.