When it comes to pediatric emergency services in the Bay Area, there's no substitute for a specialty children's hospital. Since young patients are at greater risk for serious breathing problems, less tolerant of blood loss, and more vulnerable to head injury, they require distinct tests and equipment for their smaller bodies. The younger the child, the smaller the margin for error, and that is where UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals makes all the difference. With a dedicated team of experts who work solely with children, we're the leading pediatric emergency service provider in Northern California.
Pediatric Critical Care services at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals include state-of-the-art, compassionate care for critically ill children of every age, from premature infants to young adults. Neonatologists (specialists in newborn care) and pediatric critical care specialists are in-house at our various critical care units 24-7, leading a team of experts in a full range of medical and surgical specialties.
Our patients have access to the latest intensive care technologies, including multiple modes of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), ventilation and dialysis. In our certified Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, we provide all levels of newborn intensive care. We have one of the most comprehensive neonatal and pediatric heart programs in the country and a dedicated nursery for newborns at risk for neurological injury. More than 2,000 children are admitted annually to our intensive care units and nurseries.
Our emergency facilities are staffed with board-certified pediatric emergency medicine specialists who are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our Oakland campus holds an Emergency Medicine Services for Children (EMS-C) designation and approval from the State of California to function as a Pediatric Critical Care Center (PCCC), a distinction which marks us as a center of excellence in all areas of pediatric care, from emergency and intensive care through rehabilitation services. We're the only PCCC in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Our services (8)
Neonatal Pulmonary Intensive Care Unit
NICU Follow-Up Clinic
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
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Awards & recognition
Best in California and No. 5 in the nation for neonatology
Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties