Critical Care/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit  

Overview

The Pediatric Critical Care Center at the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health provides state-of-the-art care to children with life-threatening medical conditions and recovery from complex surgeries 24 hours a day. The Center cares for children up to 21 years of age with complex medical and surgical illness, including those who have had cardiothoracic or neurologic surgery.

Our multidisciplinary Pediatric Critical Care Center is comprised of a team of healthcare professionals trained to care for the needs of a critically ill child. The team includes:

  • intensivists
  • critical care nurses
  • respiratory and physical therapists
  • social workers
  • nutritionists
  • Child Life Specialists

Parents and guardians are central members of the child’s healthcare team. We want you to participate in your child's care. Please feel free to ask the nurse how you may participate (e.g., feeding, bathing, diaper changing). Parents are invited to spend as much time as possible with their child and 24-hour visiting is not only allowed, but also encouraged. Sleeping facilities are available.

What to Expect

In the Pediatric Critical Care Center, each day your child will be assigned a nurse who will be responsible for his or her care. Your child’s doctor and nurse will share with you whatever information is available and try to answer your questions clearly. Please understand that there may be times when he or she may not be able to answer your questions right away. In situations of stress, parents sometimes forget what they want to ask when they meet members of the healthcare team. For these reasons, it is a good idea to jot down some of your questions.

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Division of Critical Care Medicine
525 East 68th Street, M-508
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 746-3056
Fax: (212) 746-8332

For office hours and staff information, view our medical practice page.