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We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. The rebranded Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

7 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Caring for critically ill children

At Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, critically ill children are cared for in an optimal environment led by highly trained physicians known as pediatric intensivists. With the stress level of having a critically ill child, it is important for parents to have a comfortable place to sleep and still be very close to their child.

Our PICU rooms offer sleeping space for parents and ready observation for nurses. We also have separate quiet sleeping rooms, lockers and shower facilities for PICU parents to use as needed.

The staff of our 18-bed PICU and Pediatric Intermediate Intensive Care Unit (PIICU) is prepared to provide immediate care for more than 500 referrals each year.

Conditions treated

  • Respiratory failure of all etiologies (the cause of a disease or condition)
  • Shock
  • Severe dehydration
  • Organ system failure
  • Severe trauma
  • Neurologic diseases

Contact us

Pediatric ICU – call Palmetto Communications to speak directly to an intensivist:
PICU: 803-434-7475
Pediatric Admitting Resident: 803-434-8510

Pediatric Sedation Unit
Scheduling: 803-296-8888
Sedation Unit: 803-434-7964

Referral information

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit referrals are accepted from physicians, emergency departments and hospital inpatient facilities. Pediatric Sedation Unit patient sedation may be added on to a scheduled procedure.

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