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Critical Care Medicine


Services and Programs


The Pediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) at CHAM excels at treating post-surgical patients and those with acute respiratory conditions or sepsis.  We bring the full resources and expertise within CHAM to provide the most comprehensive level of compassionate care to children dealing with life-threatening health issues where every minute counts. Our multidisciplinary approach means that if needed, your child can have immediate access to our renowned team of heart surgeons, cardiologists, infectious disease specialists, hematologists, nephrologists and other experts who treat illness and medical complications—including acute respiratory failure, septic shock, traumatic injury from accidents, encephalitis, complex cardiac surgery and more. 


Our board-certified pediatric intensivists work with cardiologists, pulmonologists, otolaryngology (throat, head and neck) physicians, cardiothoracic surgeons and other specialists from both CHAM and Montefiore Medical Center. In addition, award-winning faculty from our laboratory partner, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, supervise and attend to patient care.


Transport and admission can be arranged by calling 855-CHAM-247 or 718-741-2000.


The Pediatric Critical Care Unit admits patients from various areas of CHAM and transfers from other hospitals. Our specialists treat children for an array of serious conditions, including:


Bronchoscopy and Airway Management

CHAM has the only multidisciplinary pediatric Airway Team in New York and the Northeast. It includes top pulmonologists, otolaryngology (throat, head and neck) physicians, cardiothoracic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and pediatric intensivists from CHAM and the Montefiore Medical Center. We use a comprehensive approach to helping children with complicated congenital and acquired airway disorders.


The Phoebe H. Stein Child Life Program

The role of the Child Life Program is to help children successfully cope with illness, injury and treatment so that they may continue to live normal lives during their healthcare experience.


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