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If your child is in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Providence, you can rest assured they are getting the very best care. Our family-centered approach includes experts who work in partnership with you to care for your child.

Parents are encouraged to stay when their child is in our PICU and have 24/7 access to our locked and secured units. We also realize not every parent is able to visit daily and encourage you to let us know how we can help you and your family throughout your child’s stay. 

Some of the things you can expect from our family-centered approach, include:

  • Private, spacious rooms with a bed for parents/guardians 
  • In-room meal service for child and parents/guardians 
  • Onsite cafeteria, coffee shop and gift shop 
  • Parent/guardian lounge with fridge, water, coffee and snacks 
  • A designated meeting area for families 
  • Toys and activities that can be brought into patient rooms 
  • Child-friendly artwork 
  • Specialized equipment to care for children and do our best to keep you child comfortable 

We specialize in the care of children who are in critical or unstable condition due to a serious accident, illness or other medical issue. Sometimes we care for children in the pediatric ICU after they have had surgery.

  • We provide many types of care for children, including:   
  • Medical intensive care 
  • Neurological care 
  • Observation and care for children  
  • Respiratory care, including supervision of children on ventilators
  • Surgical intensive care following procedures 
  • Sedation procedures
  • Our doctors and nurses also provide care for children who are not in critical condition but require specialized monitoring. In some cases, your child may be admitted to the Pediatric ICU during or after certain procedures. 

We are experts in caring for children and their families. Our pediatric team includes: 

  • Pediatric intensivists: These physicians are in the hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for routine and urgent medical needs. These doctors communicate with your child’s primary doctor during hospitalization. Our intensivists are specially trained to monitor and care for children in critical or unstable condition. After hospitalization, hospitalists send all reports from your child’s stay to their primary doctor.
  • Pediatric nurses: Our nationally certified pediatric nurses have the special training and expertise to care for and support hospitalized children and their families 24 hours a day. 
  • Pediatric subspecialists available for consult.
  • Child life specialists  
  • Chaplains 
  • Clinical pharmacists 
  • Dietitians
  • Nurse practitioners 
  • Occupational therapists 
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical therapists  
  • Respiratory therapists  
  • Social workers  
  • Speech therapists
  • Lactation support, including internationally board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs) 
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Providence Children's Health of Oregon

A Leader in Caring for Kids – Serving Tens of Thousands of Children in Oregon Each Year.

At Providence Children’s Health, we understand children’s bodies and minds react differently than adults to injury, illness, medications and therapy. Our compassionate teams do everything they can to give your child the best possible experience. We offer everything from routine primary care to emergency and hospital care – for newborns, children and teens.

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