The Critical Care Medicine section at UAMS/ACH has a mission to provide state-of-the-art pediatric critical care through a team of specialty-trained medical professionals. The Donald W. Reynolds Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the only full-service critical care facility in Arkansas for children.
The Critical Care Medicine physician teams constitute the only board-certified pediatric critical care medicine physicians in Arkansas. A team of physicians, specialty nurses, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, child life specialists, and social workers care for more than 1,200 children each year. Specialists also advise the medical team for Angel One, the medical helicopter transport service for critically ill infants and children throughout Arkansas and the region.
An active fellowship program trains physicians in this subspecialty. Faculty in Critical Care Medicine are nationally and internationally renowned in their specialty areas and serve as leaders for key professional groups involved in caring for critically ill children.