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The pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) utilizes specialized treatment and equipment when your child is critically ill. Physicians and nurses in the PICU are specially trained in pediatrics, so they are able to provide your child with high-quality care.

Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)

When your child is critically ill, we offer compassionate care using the latest technology.

The nurses and doctors at Methodist Healthcare's PICU in San Antonio provide the highest level of treatment for children following major surgical procedures, serious injuries and respiratory distress. Our services include Safe Sleep education, nutrition management, respiratory therapy and specialized nursing.

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To learn more about the PICU services we offer, contact our Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at (210) 575-0355.

We understand that this is an emotional journey and encourage parents to be active participants along the way in the care of their children, guiding them, as we guide you. With the support of our community in San Antonio, we are committed to providing you the best pediatric care in the area.

Pediatric ICU close to home

Methodist Healthcare's expert PICU team provides comprehensive care to critically ill patients with state-of-the-art monitoring equipment. Our features include:

  • Bedside surgical procedures
  • Cardiac and respiratory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for critically ill patients
  • Conventional and non-conventional mechanical ventilator, including high-frequency oscillatory ventilation and an inhaled nitric oxide program
  • Life support
  • Nutrition management
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Safe Sleep education
  • Specialized nursing team
  • Subspecialty physician services for infants with rare congenital conditions
  • Technologically advanced radiology

With specially trained nurses and pediatric physicians, our PICU provides in-house coverage and care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our pediatric intensivists are board-certified in pediatric critical care medicine and are cardiac- and ECMO-trained.

Pediatric hospitalists at Methodist Children's Hospital

Our pediatric hospitalists provide 24/7 on-call availability—a unique and valuable service at Methodist Children's Hospital. Upon request by the patient's pediatrician, pediatric hospitalists manage patients who need continuing and individualized care after transfer from the Methodist Children's Hospital's PICU.

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