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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

The PICU at Inova Children's Hospital is the only one of its kind in Northern Virginia. Our multispecialty level I unit provides advanced technology and intensive care for critically ill and injured patients from birth to age 18. The unit has earned recognition for the care given to our region's most fragile children, including the AACCN Beacon Gold Award for Pediatric Critical Care Excellence.

Staffed 24 hours a day by a multidisciplinary team of board-certified intensivists, pediatric intensive care nurses and critical care professionals, our 16-bed PICU also serves as the postoperative care unit for the many pediatric surgery services available at Inova Children's Hospital, including cardiac surgery, craniofacial surgery, neurosurgery and spinal surgery. 

The PICU is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including specialized diagnostic and monitoring equipment.