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Pediatric Critical Care

Critical Care

The Critical Care Division of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin, along with the Al McGuire Intensive Care Unit of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, provides the highest quality of intensive care services for children in the Midwest. Our highly educated and trained faculty consist of physicians, fellows, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Pediatric Clinical Dietitian Specialists, PhDs & a team of researchers.
Care team holding patient hand

Our Mission

To provide the best care for critical care patients and their families by:

  • Delivering comprehensive clinical management, including the extraordinary and innovative
  • Providing vital infrastructure and leadership for the health care system to succeed
  • Collaborating in the development of services and programs
  • Excelling in the education of physicians and health care workers
  • Advancing knowledge through cutting edge research

Services which are overseen, administered, or directly provided by the team include the following:

  • Direct care or consultation services for all patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, approximately 1,600 admissions per year
  • Direct care or consultation services for patients in the Intermediate Intensive Care Unit, approximately 2,500 admissions per year
  • Air and ground transport services with dedicated transport nurses, respiratory therapists, and specially trained pediatricians are involved in over 1,500 cases per year
  • Full ECMO services with capability for multiple simultaneous patients using venoarterial or venovenous technique
  • Inhalation therapy including: nitric oxide and heliox
  • High frequency oscillatory ventilation
  • Sophisticated use of state-of-the-art conventional ventilators
  • Medical Directorship of Pediatric ICU, Intermediate ICU, Transport Services, ECMO program, Respiratory Care Services & Information Services

Contact Us

Critical Care
Medical College of Wisconsin
9000 W. Wisconsin Ave. MS 681
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 266-3360
(414) 266-3563 (fax)
Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care Google map location