Why choose Ochsner Health for pediatric intensive care?
If your child needs pediatric critical care for an illness or after an accident, your family needs the Ochsner pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Since our PICU opened at Ochsner Children's Hospital, we have been providing advanced interdisciplinary care of critically ill children.
The Ochsner PICU is known for:
Delivering quick care to patients with its pediatric critical care transport team, which transports children across the region via ambulance, helicopter or plane
Helping children in Louisiana and the greater Gulf South recover from organ transplants. Ochsner performed the first-ever pediatric heart, kidney and liver transplants in Louisiana.
Offering a restraint-free environment
Participating in Solutions for Patient Safety, a nationwide network of children’s hospitals dedicated to children’s safety and high-quality care
Providing 24-7 coverage by board-certified pediatric intensivists and comprehensive team care with a wide range of supportive specialists
Using a family-centered care model where we allow parents 24-7 access to their child, whenever possible
Winning the Children’s Hospital Association national patient safety award in 2018
Ochsner PICU provides a holistic and multidisciplinary model of care to help your child not just get better but to recover and thrive.