Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
PCCM Division Chief: Kathleen Meert, MD, FCCM
Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship: Jeff Clark MD, FCCM
Children's Hospital of Michigan (CHM) is a 260-bed tertiary care center located in the heart of Detroit. CHM serves a diverse, urban and suburban population with a vast array of pathology. It is the pediatric facility for the Detroit Medical Center complex and serves as the center for pediatric training for the Wayne State University School of Medicine. The hospital has accreditation as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. In addition, it serves as the Regional Poison Control Center of Michigan. There are approximately 92000 emergency department visits annually and approximately 14000 inpatient admissions each year.
The intensive care unit is currently a 38 bed unit. There are more than 1600 admissions per year. Admissions to the ICU include but are not limited to acute respiratory failure; fulminant infectious disease and sepsis; traumatic head injury; status epilepticus; oncologic complications including care of children following bone marrow or stem cell transplant; inborn errors of metabolism; and poisonings. The ICU also provides post-operative care following high-risk surgical procedures including heart, liver, and kidney transplant, neurosurgery, orthopaedic spinal surgery, airway reconstruction and surgery for complex congenital heart disease.