Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU)

PICU

Returning your child to health as quickly as possible

Our pediatric intensive care units (PICU) provide the most advanced care for traumatic illnesses or injures. We serve children from birth through age 21 for life-threatening conditions of the brain or spinal cord, lungs, blood, heart, and bone and joints, as well as infectious diseases, endocrine disorders, cancer and other serious medical conditions. Our pediatric intensive care units are part of state-designated children's hospitals. Pediatric patients have private rooms with a place for parents to stay at the bedside 24/7. Patients receive the most advanced care in a way that minimizes stress as much as possible. The PICU gives your child access to:
  • Advanced technology
  • Highly trained specialists
  • Magnet nurses
  • Reduced infection rates
  • Improved survival rates
  • Faster recovery
  • Minimal disability or pain
We partner with families and collaborate with specialists to ensure the best possible outcomes. We encourage families to take an active role, from being present during our multidisciplinary, family-centered bedside rounds, to providing emotional support to their little ones. Primary diagnosis of children admitted to the unit may include:
  • Acute poisoning
  • Acute renal failure
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, dehydration
  • Cancer, blood disorder emergency
  • Meningitis
  • Metabolic imbalance
  • Multisystem organ failure
  • Neurosurgical conditions
  • Post-cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Pulmonary conditions (such as asthma, RSV, flu, pneumonia)
  • Seizures
  • Surgery
  • Trauma
For More Information

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601
551-996-2000

K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
1945 Route 33, Neptune, NJ 07753
732-776-4357

Our Doctors

We serve children from birth through age 21 for life-threatening conditions of the brain or spinal cord, lungs, blood, heart, and bone and joints, as well as infectious diseases, endocrine disorders, cancer and other serious medical conditions.

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Philanthropic Giving for the Kids

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