LVHN expands, renovates pediatric unit – Times News Online

Published July 10, 2021 07:51AM

Expanded and renovated space provides better access and additional treatment options for pediatric intensive care patients at the Jeffrey Paul and Grace Kathryn Feather Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital.

Founded more than 20 years ago, PICU has a history of providing industry-leading, specialized care for critically ill or injured children close to home.

As a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center and a Pediatric Verified Regional Burn Center, Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital cares for more than 1,000 critically ill and injured patients each year. The recently expanded and renovated PICU will provide even greater access to families in our community. The unit has expanded from eight beds to twelve and now includes 2,200 additional square feet of space for a total of 8,200 square feet.

Highlights of the renovation and expansion of the PICU, made possible by the generosity of Jeffrey Paul and Grace Kathryn Feather, include:

• 12 patient care rooms – Two negative pressure rooms protect children at risk of infection and allow us to care for them in a safe environment away from other children. A specially designed bariatric chamber ensures comfort and safety for all patients. Rooms with expanded capacity for dialysis treatment ensure that children do not have to leave the PICU for treatment.

• Dedicated lounge area and reception are for families of our PICU patients only.

• Specially trained pediatric intensive care staff provides 24/7 coverage. Our team consists of pediatric intensive care physicians, pediatric ICU nurses, respiratory therapists and pediatric pharmacists.

The Jeffrey Paul and Grace Kathryn Feather Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital has undergone renovation. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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