In 2017, Valley Presbyterian Hospital was designated a
Pediatric Medical Center (PMC), recognized by the County of Los Angeles, which allows our team
of pediatric specialists to treat and handle a higher level of care needed
for our pediatric patients in our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).
Only three hospitals are a designated PMC in the San Fernando Valley,
and we are proud that VPH is one of them. Additionally, our
Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) designation means we have specialized pediatric teams, including
pediatric surgeons and anesthesiologists, who are ready at a moment's
notice to assemble, triage, and fast-track children to the care they urgently need.
The Valley Presbyterian Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) provides
high quality care and treatment to critically ill children in our community.
With 10 beds, our PICU is one of the largest in the San Fernando Valley area.
Upon admission, your child will be in the care of a dedicated pediatric
intensivist, part of a multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists
dedicated to your child's diagnosis and treatment. Our staff includes
pediatric critical-care nurses who have received additional training and
certification in caring for seriously ill or injured children. Another
key member of our patient-care team is our child-life specialist, a trained
professional who helps your child and your family to overcome the challenges
of serious medical conditions and treatments.
We employ a family-centered treatment philosophy, which recognizes the
vital importance of caregiver involvement in the treatment and ongoing
care of a young patient. Your intensivist and other members of the health
care team will inform you of your child's treatment and condition.
They will also coordinate care with your primary care physician to ensure
ongoing care after discharge from the hospital.
When your child's condition improves, he or she may be transferred
to our modern, comfortable
Pediatric Medical Center (PMC), which is designed to encourage family interaction and comfort through
the treatment and recovery process.
For more information, contact us at 818.782.6600.