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What makes pediatric critical care at McLane Children's Hospital Scott & White special?

McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White is the only acute care pediatric hospital between Dallas and Austin. An experienced team of physicians, residents, nurses, and technicians cares for young patients in an effective and reassuring way. Pediatric specialty outpatient clinics and the hospital serve children with expertise and resources dedicated to young patients. This includes a family-centered care approach, with Child Life expertise, social work support, and other services.

Critically ill children benefit from the integrated care offered at McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White. Through our network of physicians and the electronic medical records system available at all Scott & White locations across Central Texas, we are able to offer continuity of care throughout their lives—from childhood to adulthood. Our physicians collaborate with other pediatric specialists to ensure your child receives the best care possible.

Each of rooms in our 16-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is equipped with overnight accommodations for parents.

How is my child admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at McLane Children's Hospital Scott & White?

Once your child’s doctor has determined that your child requires intensive care, the physician will contact McLane Children's directly and speak to one of our pediatric intensivists over the telephone to arrange a transfer to the PICU. Most patients are transferred to our PICU from an emergency room. This transfer is often accomplished by a specialized pediatric critical care transport team directed by the intensivist.

Notify your health insurance company when your child has been admitted to the PICU.

For more information, visit the visit the Healthy Children website.