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The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) provides major medical, surgical and trauma care for children to age 18 from throughout the region.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Sparrow's multidisciplinary intensive care team includes the region's only pediatric intensivists. Pediatric residents provide 24-hour staffing, supported by physician sub-specialists, highly-trained nurses certified in pediatric advanced life support, and other specially trained PICU team members.

The state-of-the art Sparrow PICU provides this multidisciplinary team with specialized equipment designed to detect subtle changes in a child's condition and instantly alert the staff to these changes. Custom-made cribs designed by the PICU team for our infants allow maximum patient comfort and maximum flexibility for the medical care team.


  • Multidisciplinary medical, surgical and trauma care
  • Nurse to patient ratio based on the child's condition and needs
  • Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team
  • 24-hour coverage by pediatric intensivists and pediatric residents
  • Multiple subspecialists available for consultations
  • All nurses Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified
  • Pediatric outreach programs to meet your educational needs