Pediatric Critical Care

Young girl wearing an oxygen mask.

If your child is experiencing a life-threatening critical condition, such as a severe infection or serious injuries from an accident, you want the highest level of care available. Our pediatric critical care services provide state-of-the-art care for children and adolescents with life-threatening illnesses and injuries. In fact, other community hospitals throughout Kansas and Missouri often transfer their sickest children here.

Pediatric critical care is staffed by board-certified pediatric intensivists, trainees and highly skilled pediatric nurses. The six-bed unit is available 24 hours a day and serves approximately 600 patients a year. In addition, our physicians provide procedure sedation for inpatient and outpatient services.

We use a family-centered and multidisciplinary approach that not only provides efficient, cost-effective care, but also results in better clinical outcomes overall and greater success in treating patients.

Some of the services available include:

Clinical services

Surgical care

  • Level I Pediatric Burn Center
  • Level I Trauma service (ages 14 and up)
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Pediatric neurosurgery service
  • Pediatric otolaryngology, ear, nose and throat service
  • Plastic surgery and craniofacial disorders
  • Vascular surgery service

Special services and featured programs

  • Conventional/high frequency ventilation
  • CRRT, or continuous renal replacement therapy
  • Family-oriented psychosocial support
  • Family visitation
  • Heliox
  • Nitric oxide
  • Palliative care consultation
  • Pediatric behavioral service
  • Procedural sedation (inpatient and outpatient) service
  • State-of-the-art invasive hemodynamic monitoring
  • Telephone consultation (always available)