Sometimes a severe illness or injury can put your child in an unstable critical condition. That’s when your child needs a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), like the one at Mercy Children’s Hospital. Our PICU is staffed by critical care nurses and pediatric critical care specialists (also called pediatric intensivists).
Mercy Children's Hospital offers the only PICU in St. Louis County with the specialized staff and equipment to treat severe illnesses and injuries. Our PICU's technology is matched only by the experience and expertise of our staff. These pediatricians, pediatric nurses, and pediatric specialists and subspecialists care for children around-the-clock.
Physicians throughout the St. Louis area transfer children to Mercy Children's Hospital because they trust Mercy's expertise in caring for kids. Our west St. Louis County location also makes it convenient for the family of our PICU patients.
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive services to diagnose and treat a full range of conditions, including: