Pediatric intensive care unit in San Antonio, Texas
At Methodist Healthcare, we offer expert care for your child with the latest technology to heal even the most critically ill patients. Our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) nurses and doctors provide the highest level of treatment for children following major surgery, recovering from serious injuries or experiencing respiratory distress.
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
- Technologically advanced radiology
- Conventional and non-conventional mechanical ventilator, including high-frequency oscillatory ventilation and an inhaled nitric oxide program
- Respiratory therapy
- Nutrition management
- Specialized nursing team
- Life support
- Subspecialty physician services for infants with rare congenital conditions
- Cardiac and respiratory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for critically ill patients
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.