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PICU

The pediatric intensive care unit provides specialized treatment and equipment to critically ill children. Physicians and nurses in the PICU are specially trained in pediatrics, so they are able to provide children with the highest quality care.

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Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in Richmond, Virginia

Whatever your child is recovering from, our team is here to help.

In Chippenham Hospital's PICU, we provide compassionate medical care 24/7 to critically injured and sick children. Our pediatric specialists work together to create the patient-focused treatment plan your child needs to heal and thrive.

Related specialties

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Conditions we treat in our PICU

There are various reasons why your child may need care in our PICU, including:

  • Recovery from surgery
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Severe illnesses
  • Severe injuries

PICU services and features

Our PICU teams are trained to meet the unique needs of children and do everything possible to make you and your child as comfortable as possible.

Features of our pediatric ICU

Our PICU was specially designed with your family in mind.

Some features of our PICU include:

  • 24-hour parent visitation, with the option to room-in with your child
  • Access to physicians that treat children with complex, chronic conditions
  • Board-certified pediatric physicians on-site 24/7
  • Nurses trained in pediatric care
  • Private patient rooms
  • Spacious family lounge

Family-centered pediatric critical care

As part of our pediatric intensive care services, you will have access to several amenities while your child receives intensive care. For example, each patient room has Wi-Fi and a flat-panel TV. We offer a kitchen with snacks, beverages, a refrigerator and a microwave for your convenience. We also have a playroom with age-appropriate games, toys and other entertaining activities.

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Special care for special circumstances 

February 21, 2022
For babies born prematurely or with complications their care may include admission into one of our Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU).

Special care for special circumstances 

February 21, 2022
For babies born prematurely or with complications their care may include admission into one of our Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU).

COVID-19 vaccination for children 

January 03, 2022
Information on COVID-19 vaccination for children ages five to 11.

Could your baby have RSV and should you take them to the ER? 

August 09, 2021
This virus is highly contagious and is particularly effective at causing a number of respiratory infections in infants 6 months old and younger.