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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

The Joan and Edward Foley Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Goryeb Children's Hospital provides award winning care to infants, children and adolescents with life-threatening illness and injury. In fact, we have received a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Our 15-bed, state-of-the-art PICU provides continuous monitoring of patients' respiratory, cardiac and neurological functions. Each child's room is designed with easy access to radiological tests, such as X-ray and ultrasound, and our computerized equipment allows for instant review of diagnostic and laboratory results.

Amenities include private room with telephones, Internet access, televisions, and CD, DVD and Play Station players. Parents may choose to sleep at their child's bedside in a pull-out sofa bed. There is a family lounge available for parents to with a bathroom and shower area. We also offer snacks, coffee, juice, refrigerator, television and a computer with Internet access.

Ready, Set, Move!

The Ready, Set, Move! program at Goryeb Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive plan of action which focuses on faster recovery for our critically ill patients. It is the only children's hospital critical care program in New Jersey that creates the opportunity for critically ill kids to be kids… faster.

Ready, Set, Move! helps critically ill children recover faster and transition them out of the PICU and back to their regular activities. It is focused around establishing normal day and night routines, partnering with the family, to provide individualized care and improving emotional well-being, and getting kids “up and around” and progressively moving earlier.

Even dangling feet off the side of the bed is a huge step toward healing faster. Because every step counts.

This initiative utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach, consisting of physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, child life and many others, all working together to engage patients during their stay. 

The Ready, Set, Move! program is built around the concept that children have an innate drive to want to move and play. With the help of the health care team and their families and caregivers, patients will be actively participating in planned activities as part of their regular care to improve quality of life while critically ill.

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