Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit


Medical Director: Lindall Smith, MD

Wesley's 12-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit provides the highest level of care to critically ill or injured children of all ages. Directed by a pediatrician who specializes in pediatric intensive care, the unit's staff include specially trained and experienced pediatric nurses, technologists and respiratory therapists. State-of-the-art technology and design contribute to quality care. Private rooms are available for patients with contagious diseases.

Read more information on pediatric sedation and infusion procedural services.


Parents are not considered visitors and are welcome any time.

Visitors should be limited to two people at the bedside at a time. In special circumstances, additional visitors may be allowed. We ask that visitation by other people be restricted during shift changes (7-7:30 a.m. and 7-7:30 p.m.) so that nurses may exchange information and reassess patients.

Children under the age of 12 are not usually allowed to visit in the PICU. However, when a visit by a brother or sister might be therapeutic for the patient or the sibling, arrangements may be made with the nurse for such a visit. Children in the unit or the waiting area must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

All visitors should wash their hands well when entering or leaving the unit.

No fresh flowers are allowed in the PICU. No latex (rubber) balloons are allowed in the hospital because of allergies.

Staying with a child

So that parents can get enough rest while their child is in the PICU, we provide sleeping rooms and showers for parents. Parents can also relax, eat a snack and research health information in the Ronald McDonald Family Room on the PICU floor.

Parents from out of town may stay at the Ronald McDonald House next to the hospital or the Wesley Inn across the street.