Division of Critical Care Medicine
The Division of Critical Care Medicine, under the direction of Dr. Joanne Hojsak, consists of five full-time faculty members who provide critical care for all of the patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit at The Mount Sinai Hospital. The division works closely with the Division of Pediatric Cardiology and also provides clinical services in the six bed pediatric cardiac/cardiothoracic intensive care unit.
Members of the division have interests and on-going projects in quality assurance in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) as well as throughout The Kravis Children’s Hospital, resident education through simulation and curriculum development, and pediatric inter-hospital transport. Dr. Joanne Hojsak is the course director for the Art and Science of Medicine I, offered at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for first year medical students, and the entire faculty within the division participates in medical student education activities.
The newly renovated Alice Gottesman Bayer Pediatric Intensive Care Unit was opened in December 2012. The PICU is a state of the art 14 bed unit with 700 admissions a year including 60 transports from other hospitals utilizing our own transport system. We care for patients with a wide range of medical and surgical problems. The PICU staff is equipped and trained to offer the highest level of critical care as well as advanced medical technology including renal replacement therapy, therapeutic hypothermia, advanced modes of ventilation including nitric oxide, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and ventricular assist device (VAD) support for the treatment of severe cardiac failure in conjunction with the staff in the cardiac/cardiothoracic intensive care unit. The division also participates in a palliative care and pediatric pain team consult service for pediatric patients cared for at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
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