January 25, 2019
Las Vegas, NV – Sunrise Children's Hospital is celebrating the opening of the only inpatient pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) in the Nevada today. The CICU is 12,000SF unit dedicated to the treatment of congenital heart defects, heart rhythm disturbances and heart disease in infants and children.
Each year, the multidisciplinary care team of Sunrise Children's Hospital administers life-preserving treatment to more than 500 "little hearts". The new unit features 14 family-friendly rooms and includes bedside cardiac-care capability to augment the work of a team of renowned pediatric cardiologists and heart surgeons, intensivists and pediatric sub-specialists who are available for consultation and treatment.
The new CICU nests inside the state's largest and most comprehensive children's hospital that also features a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with the ability to treat the sickest children in need of the highest level of care.
In center, former heart patient Caylee Guillen joins Sunrise Hospital CEO Todd Sklamberg in cutting the ribbon on the only inpatient pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) in the Nevada.
"When a child or infant needs to come to Sunrise Children's Hospital for care, there are now three critical care areas equipped with highly specialized staff and supported by a world-class medical staff who are fully committed to improving a little one's outcome," said Todd P. Sklamberg, CEO of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. "As a community dedicated to healing, a pediatric cardiac ICU replete with the right technology and the right specialists makes the most sense."
Father of former Sunrise Children's Hospital heart patient - and Imagine Dragon guitarist Wayne Sermon - thanks the staff of Sunrise Children's Hospital for the "sacred work done to save babies and care for families."
Sunrise Children's Hospital CICU benefits from a dedicated inpatient pediatric pharmacy. When an infant or child needs to come to the hospital for care, a Pediatric and Neonatal Transport Team is available at a moment's notice. Specialized inpatient pediatric rehabilitation and child life specialists who help take the focus from pain and fear to healing and recovery round out the unique aspects of the service line.