At Atlantic Health System Children's Health, our Pediatric Critical Care Team of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, child life therapists and social workers are dedicated to treating critically ill infants, children, and adolescents. They receive advanced training and extensive experience to prepare them to administer the unique medical care that children in the PICU need.
Board-certified pediatric critical care physicians who provide 24-hour coverage staff the Goryeb Children's Hospital.
The nurse manager of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit directs nursing care on the unit. The manager can be reached at 973-971-5514.
The pediatric intensive care nursing staff are experienced registered nurses trained to care for critically ill or injured infants, children, and adolescents. If you would like to speak to your child's nurse, please call the nurses' station at 973-971-5544.
The care manager works with parents and the medical team to develop discharge plans and assists families with insurance issues. The care manager's phone number is 973-971-6794.
The social worker helps children and their families deal with the non-medical problems related to illness, injury, and hospitalization. They counsel regarding social and financial needs and help obtain any necessary post-hospital care. The social worker can be reached at 973-971-5213.
A resident physician, who is a physician in training, is assigned to your child's care for the duration of the hospital stay and works closely under the direction of the pediatric physicians.
The child life specialists help reduce the stress and anxiety that many children/adolescents and their families experience in the health care setting. They provide teaching and preparation for procedures such as IV insertion and anesthesia induction. Distraction and therapeutic play activities are also offered to help children and adolescents cope easier with their hospital experience.