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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 nine-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 bed chair or rest in specially designed Ronald McDonald sleeping rooms that are attached to the PICU. These rooms are equipped with a separate bathroom and shower area. A family waiting room area provides snacks, coffee, juice, refrigerator, television and a computer with Internet access.