Our children’s hospital services a geographical area of 1.2 million children in Southern California. The Pediatric Critical Care service covers a closed 25-bed medical/surgical PICU, and a 14-bed pediatric cardiac/solid organ transplant intensive care unit unconnected from our 19-bed step-down unit. Our total admissions are approximately 1800 per year and we offer critical care transport for the children in our region, separate from the neonatology division, performing about 800 transports annually of which 80% come to the intensive care unit.
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is dedicated exclusively to the specialized medical and surgical needs of critically ill children from birth through adolescence. Access to specialized intensive care is often the difference between life and death for a critically ill child, and for more than 10 years, the PICU at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital has provided children with advanced medical treatment when they needed it most.