What We Treat

Critically ill or injured children: Children’s is a designated pediatric trauma center. We have specialists with advanced training in pediatric and critical care available around the clock, along with 24-hour operating rooms.

Emergency: Our three Emergency Departments are among the busiest in the nation. They’re staffed with physicians, nurses and other experts who are specially trained in caring for children who are sick or injured.

Services We Offer

Our critical care services include:

  • Neonatal services: Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is specially designed to care for seriously ill newborns or very young babies.
  • Pediatric intensive care: Our Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) are staffed with specially trained physicians and nurses to provide care to critically ill children.
  • Technology-dependent intensive care: Our Technology-Dependent ICU (TICU) uses the latest technology and child-sized equipment to care for children with chronic breathing problems who require medical equipment to support their lives.
  • ECMO: Our ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) Center uses sophisticated machines to take over a patient’s heart and/or lung functions.

Our Unique Approach

At Children’s, we have one of the most technologically advanced pediatric critical care facilities in the region. Our critical care physicians, neonatologists (newborn intensive care physicians) and pediatric surgeons are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our Egleston hospital was named the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in Georgia—the highest rating of its kind that a hospital can attain for the evaluation and treatment of children with traumatic injuries. Children’s also has one of the few pediatric ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) Centers in the Southeast.

Unlike most adult hospitals, our experts are specially trained to care for critically ill infants and children and use equipment that is sized for children.