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Children's improves care delivery with help from the Pediatric Anesthesia Associates Medical Group, Inc., and Pediatric Critical Care Consultants

8/11/2011 

The medical professionals working in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Children's Hospital Central California save the lives of Anesthesia Group Logothousands of severely ill and injured patients every year. In fact, compared to a 24-member peer group, our PICU consistently ranks in the top two PICUs nationwide for survival rates. Recognized for the quality of our work environment and our excellence in nursing practice and patient care outcomes, Children’s Hospital was one of the first in the country to receive the national Beacon Award for Pediatric Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

To help make the best even better, a group of pediatric anesthesiologists and pediatric intensivists recently gave $50,000 toward the Hospital’s new expansion. Located at the west end of our campus, Paramount Farms Plaza accommodates the region’s increased demand for services in the emergency department, medical imaging, surgical suites and our award-winning PICU. While the most common diagnoses seen in the PICU include respiratory distress, trauma, sepis and postoperative heart surgery, the consultation and care performed at Children's Hospital encompasses a much wider scope of pediatric specialty services including:

  • pulmonology
  • cardiology
  • hematology-oncology
  • immunology
  • rheumatology
  • orthopaedics
  • nephrology
  • infectious disease
  • neurology
  • metabolic disorders
  • genetics
  • endocrinology
  • gastroenterology
  • allergy and pathology
  • ophthalmology
  • plastics
  • urology
  • ear, nose and throat
  • trauma services
  • cardiovascular surgery
  • general surgery
  • neurosurgery
  • orthopaedic surgery
  • plastic surgery
  • ear, nose and throat surgery

Investing in Children’s Hospital Central California means more ill and injured children receive the advanced and specialized level of care they need right here in the Valley. The Hospital appreciates the dedication of the pediatric anesthesiologists and pediatric intensivists who haven given so much to help our kids. Their perspective affords them a firsthand look at the advanced technology, nursing excellence and comprehensive pediatric subspecialties available at Children's Hospital, and their donation supports ongoing improvements to make the best better.