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:
Highly trained specialists
Reduced infection rates
Improved survival rates
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 renal failure
Acute respiratory distress syndrome
Gastrointestinal disorders, dehydration
Cancer, blood disorder emergency
Multisystem organ failure
Pulmonary conditions (such as asthma, RSV, flu, pneumonia)
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Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital
30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-2000