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Pediatric Intensive Care Sanford Health

Sioux Falls Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Services

Sanford Children's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) provide advanced care and treatment to children with critical or severe illness and injury. Designed with a state-of-the-art healing environment, we offer a team approach to treatment that includes a variety of leading pediatric specialists including pediatric intensivists, respiratory therapists, child life specialists, nutritionists, speech therapists and physical therapists. Our Pediatric transport team provides 24/7 transport for children who need to be transferred to our facilities. 


Conscious Sedation

Conscious Sedation Services

Our on-site pediatric critical care team is also able to provide conscious sedation services to kids who are in the hospital or visiting for a procedure. This experienced team of critical care physicians also serves as medical directors for our Pediatric Transport Team.



Pediatric Transport Services

Pediatric Transport Services

Miller PICU is the most advanced PICU in the region. We treat many children referred by other hospitals and physicians and work closely with primary care physicians to coordinate care. When time is of essence, our Pediatric Air Transport service provides fast transfer to our facility 24/7. It is staffed by a team of pediatric critical care specialists.



A Healing Environment

Low Noise, Low Light Healing Environment

Technology allows us to continually monitor your child from anywhere in the PICU, giving you the assurance that we can see how your child is doing at all times without interrupting healing sleep. Because of the critical nature of illness or injury in the PICU, we maintain a low lighting and low noise environment and limit the use of non-PICU wireless technology. We also limit patient visitors to immediate family members only. Parents are allowed to remain with their child round the clock.