Children's Hospital Colorado
Critical Care

Critical Care

At Children’s Hospital Colorado, we treat the big things, the small things and everything in between.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Children's Hospital Colorado houses the largest and most technologically advanced pediatric intensive care units (PICU) in the region with both surgical and intensive care space. Private intensive care rooms offer patients and families more privacy and state-of-the-art monitoring and critical care equipment. Nursing stations provide for the critical care staff to remain just a few feet from the patient's bed.

The PICU provides comprehensive services for children with single or multiorgan system failure, complex severe chronic illness, those recovering from complex cardiac, orthopedic, neurologic and general surgeries, and patients undergoing solid organ transplantation. The PICU at Children's Hospital Colorado provides: 

  • Board-certified pediatricians and pediatric intensivists
  • Emergency medical transport (ground and air)
  • Intensive and intermediate care services (ICU step-down)
  • Nurses with expertise in pediatric intensive care
  • State-of-the-art life support and monitoring technologies
  • 24-hour, in-house subspecialty care with fellow or attending pediatric intensive care specialists

Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is an intensive care area specially designed for newborns or very young babies. At Children's Hospital Colorado, special attention is given to lighting, noise control and overall facility design. We use the most advanced techniques in newborn care and are sensitive to you and your baby’s comfort. Learn more about the NICU at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)

Children's Hospital Colorado's Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) provides state-of-the-art recovery and monitoring techniques specifically for patients recovering from heart surgery. Our CICU nurses are specially trained in pediatric cardiac care and work closely with your child’s cardiothoracic surgeon and cardiologist. Learn more about the cardiac ICU and heart facilities at Children's Colorado.