The Pediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) is a 42-bed unit that provides highly specialized care for critically ill children. The Children's Hospital is a major referral center for various pediatric subspecialties including pediatric trauma, organ transplantation, cardiothoracic surgery and burns. In addition, the PCCU supports an ECMO unit, a Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, a Rapid Response Team, and a Pediatric Sedation Service.
Our division is also proud to be associated with Vanderbilt LifeFlight, one of the highest-rated and busiest critical care air medical transport services in the country. LifeFlight has a dedicated helipad on the roof of the Children's Hospital.