The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois, offers patient care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and Rush University Medical Center. The program is staffed by ten Board Certified Pediatric Intensivists with a wide range of experience, and includes on campus coverage 24/7. Members of our nursing, medical and ancillary staff take a family-centered approach to providing the best care available to children who require intensive care services. A pediatric critical care transport is available to transport critically ill children directly to our pediatric intensive care unit.
The pediatric critical care program at Stroger provides services for children with a wide range of severe illness, including the following:
- Severe asthma and respiratory illness
- Major surgery including pediatric, urology, and neurosurgery
- Severe neurologic disorders, including status epilepticus
- Metabolic disorders