CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PITTSBURGH OF UPMC, Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine, Director, CHP Cardiac Critical Care Services, and Co-Director, CHP Heart Institute.
CHP CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE
The CHP Cardiac Critical Care Medicine program center-piece is its acclaimed Heart Institute CICU which provides supervision and support for infants and children with congenital or acquired heart disease. The flagship CICU for CHP is a technologically advanced 12-bed unit featuring all private rooms on Floor 4 of the main hospital. The Heart Institute CICU is expanding to 33-beds with a new state-of-the-art 21-bed acute care unit on Floor 7A. Additionally, CHP is in partnership with BayCare's 12-bed pediatric CICU at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital ( SJCH ) in Tampa, Florida. SJCH is a 186 private-bed facility staffed with nearly 80 pediatric specialists, representing almost every major pediatric sub-specialty.
CHP is also leading the way in the development of telemedicine services to meet the needs of young patients regionally and around the world. The hospital's state-of-the-art digital technologies allow CHP to provide complex pediatric care through remote and virtual means (e- CICU ) wherever pediatric cardiac expertise is needed at any time of the day or night. CHP's growing e- CICU initiative provides cardiac ICU tele-health throughout the world. The institution is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics section on telehealth and is an institutional member of the American Telemedicine Association to help set the standard for the delivery of pediatric specialty care around the globe.
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