The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital provides inpatient care for critically ill or injured infants, children, and teenagers who need advanced treatments, special monitoring, and around-the-clock observation by specially trained intensive care doctors, nurses, and other members of the medical team.
Ours is the only comprehensive health care center in Iowa that offers the full range of pediatric critical care therapies. We also are home to an accredited pediatric critical care medicine fellowship program that provides training opportunities in the latest treatments and research for the next generation of pediatric critical care specialists.
UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital is a designated Level 1 pediatric trauma center—we have the people, the expertise, the experience, and the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to provide the highest level of care for a wide range of complex, and sometimes rapidly changing, medical problems. This includes after-surgery care for all pediatric surgical procedures, including congenital heart surgery. In addition, we offer specific treatments such as hemofiltration (kidney replacement therapy), ventilation (breathing assistance), ECMO (heart-lung bypass system), and ventricular assist devices (heart pumps).
Comprehensive, continuous care—that’s what parents expect when their child is hospitalized in a PICU. That’s the care we provide to our patients and their families.
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Locations and Contact
Iowa City, Iowa
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)Pappajohn PavilionUI Stead Family Children's Hospital200 Hawkins DriveIowa City, IA 52242
- Phone: 319-356-1615
- Emergency Consultation: 800-322-8442
Other Team Members
- Jodi Becker, ARNP
- Kristen Brown, ARNP
- Barb Freyenberger, ARNP
- Tricia Michna, ARNP
- April Schmitz, ARNP
- Haley Stoll, ARNP
- Irene Aryee, MD
- Pradeep Bangalore Prakash, MD
- Morgan Grundstad, MD
- Weerapong Lilitwat, MD
- Katharine Robb, MD