Pediatric Critical Care

The Alice Gottesman Bayer Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Kravis Children’s Hospital opened in December 2012. Our 14-bed unit averages 700 admissions per year. We care for pediatric patients from infants to 21 years of age. Our unit is also equipped with a treatment room designed for providing a space for procedures and procedural sedation.

Our expert medical staff includes 5 pediatric intensivists who work closely with pediatric subspecialty consulting services as well as pediatric and cardiothoracic surgeons. Staff also includes, Magnet-recognized nurses who specialize in critical care, as well as pediatric pharmacists, rehabilitation specialists, social workers, nutritionists, respiratory therapists, and child-life specialists. All of our staff is focused on providing family-centered care.

We provide inter-hospital transport services for critically ill infants and children using a dedicated pediatric transport team, available 24/7. Our transport team consists of specialty trained RNs, Respiratory Therapists and physicians, depending on the clinical needs of the patient. We complete over 200 critical transports per year for patients requiring a higher level of care or for patients in need of subspecialty evaluation. To arrange for a pediatric critical care inter-hospital transport, call 1-800-TO-SINAI (800-867-4624), to speak with a Transfer Coordinator for immediate assistance.

Our interdisciplinary team is trained and equipped to provide renal replacement therapies like dialysis and continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH), therapeutic hypothermia, and advanced ventilation modes including nitric oxide therapy and high frequency oscillatory ventilation. In conjunction with the pediatric cardiac/cardiothoracic intensive care unit, we offer extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and ventricular assist device (VAD) support for the treatment of severe cardiac failure.

This unit is key to the care of renal, liver, small bowel and cardiac transplant patients. Staff also participates in a pediatric palliative care and pain team that provides a consultation service for patients cared for at the Kravis Children’s Hospital.

Contact Us

For PICU information:
Tel: 212-241-8132

For billing questions, please call:
Tel. 212-987-3100

Alice Gottesman Bayer Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
1184 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10029