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Lurie Childrens at Cadence Health: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

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The critical care specialists in the pediatric program, Lurie Children's at Cadence Health, provide intensive and compassionate care to post-surgical, critically ill or injured children. Recognized by the Illinois Department of Public Health as a Pediatric Critical Care Center, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at CDH offers state-of-the-art technology and equipment in a child-friendly environment. The six-bed, family-centered unit has private patient rooms with sleeping accommodations for parents. For your child's safety, the PICU is locked and secured at all times.

Focused Intensive Care for Children

The PICU addresses a diverse range of serious medical and surgical concerns. Some of the most common conditions seen in the PICU are:

  • Heart disease
  • Post-surgical complications
  • Respiratory failure
  • Serious infection
  • Severe head injury
  • Trauma

The PICU team

The pediatric intensive care team members are skilled in the care of critically ill children. They promote healing and recovery using the most-advanced treatments possible.  PICU team members include:

  • Lurie Children's specialists, board certified in critical care and pediatrics
  • Additional Lurie Children's specialists including pediatric cardiologists, pediatric surgeons, pediatric gastroenterologists and others as needed
  • Lurie Children's pediatric hospitalists, on site 24 hours every day
  • CDH registered nurses with Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification
  • Child life specialists
  • Pediatric nutritionists
  • Pediatric social workers
  • Patient care technicians

Our Location

The PICU is an inpatient unit on the first floor of Central DuPage Hospital.

Contact Information

Please call 630.933.2340 to contact the PICU at CDH. 

TTY for the hearing impaired 630.933.4833.

*Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Cadence Health is a collaborative program between Cadence Health, now a part of Northwestern Medicine, and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents of nor employed by Cadence Health or any of its affiliate member hospitals.