Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
The Critical Care Center at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is the state’s largest pediatric
critical care unit, housing the cardiac intensive care and medical/surgical
intensive care units. The multidisciplinary Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
opened in early 2001, meeting a great demand in patient numbers and acuity
throughout the state.
The Division of Pediatric Critical Care includes board-certified pediatric
critical care intensivists and critical care nurses, who provide 24-hour
in-hospital coverage seven days a week. In September 2001, the division
assumed responsibility for the administration and care of patients for
the Pediatric Special Care Unit at Monmouth Medical Center, also a member
of RWJBarnabas Health.
The Leapfrog Group, a consortium of the largest purchasers of health care
in the United States, has put forth several initiatives that it believes
are necessary for quality comprehensive health care for its members and
their employees. One of these initiatives is the concept of an “intensivist-led”
interdisciplinary health care team in the intensive care unit. This model
of care has been and continues to be the standard of practice on the critical
care units at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.
Pediatric Critical Care Team
New Jersey’s largest state-of-the-art pediatric intensive care unit
has in-hospital coverage by Board-certified intensivists 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. Our team includes: