Primary Children's Hospital

(801) 662-1000Map100 Mario Capecchi Dr.Salt Lake City, UT 84113

  • Primary Children's Hospital

    • 100 N. Mario Capecchi Dr.
    • Salt Lake City, UT
    • Main Number: 801-662-1000

Critical Care (Pediatric and Cardiac)

The sickest and most seriously injured patients in the hospital who are not newborns are cared for in the 32-bed combined Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). 

Medical Director: Wm. Bradley Poss, MD (PICU); Madolin K. Witte, MD (CICU)

Service provided under the direction of Primary Children's Hospital. Physicians are faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Patients cared for in the PICU and CICU may have

  • Serious trauma (Trauma 1 center) 
  • Recent heart transplant
  • Recent heart repair surgery
  • Recent liver transplant
  • Recent kidney transplant
  • Recent liver / kidney transplant
  • Recent brain or spinal cord surgery
  • Life-threatening viral or bacterial infections
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Acute renal failure (HUS)
  • Cancer with serious complications

Patients in the critical care units benefit from advanced life support technology, including

  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), a device to circulate and oxygenate blood while allowing the patient's own heart and lungs to rest and heal;
  • Pediatric-sized Ventricular Assist Device (VAD), an external heart assist pump to help sustain a child's failing heart until heart transplantation is available or the heart is able to recover;
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy;
  • High frequency oscillation.

The physicians who staff the PICU and CICU are board-certified in pediatric critical care medicine.

Medical Providers:
Susan L. Bratton, MD
J. Michael Dean, MD
Deborah U. Frank, MD
Jared W. Henricksen, MD
Heather Keenan, MD
Gitte Y. Larsen, MD
Christopher G. Maloney, MD
Anne M. Moon, MD
Wm. Bradley Poss, MD
Michelle E. Schober, MD
Kimberly D. Statler, MD
Kathleen M. Ventre, MD
Donald D. Vernon, MD
Madolin K. Witte, MD
Jon S. Woods, MD
C. Michelle Zebrack, MD

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