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Cabell Huntington Hospital meets the special needs of seriously ill children with its ten-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. One of only three in West Virginia, the unit is designed for young people from infancy to age 21 who need critical care services.
The staff of pediatric intensivists,pediatric subspecialists, therapists and nurses specially trained in pediatric critical care encourage family involvement with the treatment they provide. Special attention is given to the emotional and developmental needs of these young patients. Around-the-clock visitation and special emotional support are available for families.
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit also has four beds with step-down capabilities and a new state-of-the-art computer monitoring system. Pediatric intensivists Dr. Marie Frazier, Dr. Mike Waldeck and Dr. Ed Pino, who is also medical director of the unit, work closely with pediatric specialists in cardiology, rehabilitation, oncology and infectious diseases and with neurosurgeons and otolaryngologists to provide the best care possible for their patients.
Cabell Huntington Hospital offered the first specialized pediatric transport services in West Virginia, and the team transports an average of 450 critically ill or injured infants and children each year. Research shows that specialized pediatric teams can reduce negative outcomes. Because life-saving skills for children are different from life-saving skills for adults, all transport team members are specially trained in advanced life-saving skills for pediatric patients.
The transport team is directed by Marie Frazier, MD, Eduardo Pino, MD, and J. Michael Waldeck, MD, who also serves as transport director. All three intensivists work in conjunction with pediatric specialists to provide the most appropriate care for your child during transport and after arrival.