Medical Services

The University of Michigan Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital houses 30 beds for critically ill and injured children requiring the highest level of intensive treatment and monitoring. The PICU provides 24-hour care by a multidisciplinary care team of nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists -- all led by board-certified pediatric intensivists, critical care fellows, advanced practice nurses and pediatric residents. Our PICU enjoys an international reputation for excellence in the care of children with respiratory failure, especially those who require artificial organ support. The intensive care of asthma, brain injury and tumors, respiratory failure, sepsis and multiple organ failure are subjects of ongoing research. Nationally recognized programs in artificial organ support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and renal replacement therapy are unique to this critical care unit. 


Special services and featured programs include:

  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies (CRRT)
  • ECMO Program
  • Family-oriented psychosocial support
  • Level I Pediatric Trauma Support
  • Non-invasive trend recording of physiologic data
  • Ongoing Basic Science, Translational, Clinical, and Outcomes Research
  • Organ Transplantation Support (heart, liver, kidneys, bone marrow)
  • Palliative Care Consultation Service
  • State-of-the-art invasive hemodynamic monitoring
  • State-of-the-art quality and performance benchmarking
  • U-M Survival Flight provides rapid, safe transport services