Pediatric Critical Care
Hear how Dr. Salerno cares for the most critical pediatric cases in the region.
What is Pediatric Critical Care?
When children experience conditions that are life threatening, our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is there to help. We founded Montana’s first PICU staffed 24/7 by board certified Pediatric Intensivists. That means that no matter the time of day or night, we always have a critical care specialist ready to help your child. Our dedicated PICU staff also utilize electronic records and telemedicine to advise pediatricians throughout the region on the best course of treatment for children in need of critical care.
The expertise of our Pediatric Intensivists includes the management of illness, injuries, and chronic conditions that need critical care. They provide care to children who are critically ill including the diagnosis and treatment of children who have unstable life-threatening conditions, through state- of the art monitoring, medication and treatment techniques based on evidence based guidelines.
Critically ill children are cared for in our dedicated 5 bed PICU located within our 22 bed acute pediatric unit.
Our pediatric intensivists are available 24/7/365 for :
- Management of critically ill children
- Consultation with community providers
- Telemedicine Assessment and Consultation
- Medical direction of care for patients requiring transfer
Onsite consultation by our team of board certified pediatric subspecialists and other physicians who are fellowship trained in pediatric care is also available.
St. Vincent Children's Healthcare offers dedicated and specialized pediatric nursing staff with expertise in pediatric critical care nursing, many of whom are certified in:
- Pediatric nursing
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- ENPC (Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course)
Our program also provides family support services, including a Ronald McDonald House across the street from the hospital.
How to Contact us:
We can be reached via One Call, 1-800-331-0222. Or directly at (406) 237-7450.
Or visit us at
Acute Pediatrics/ Pediatric ICU – 4th Fortin
St. Vincent Healthcare
1233 North 30th St.
Billings, MT 59101