Nursing at Kentucky Children's Hospital

NICU nurseAt Kentucky Children's Hospital we care for young patients with Cystic Fibrosis and other metabolic disorders, neural tube defects, congenital heart disease, childhood cancers and hematological disorders, as well as injuries secondary to trauma/abuse.

Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) 

In the neonatal intensive care unit we care for premature and critically ill infants.

Kentucky Children's Hospital Outpatient Express unit 

In the Outpatient Express we care for patients who require tests, procedures and surgery that can be performed on an outpatient basis, and for patients who require hospitalization for a maximum of 23 hours. Patients receive their initial assessment prior to being transferred to an inpatient bed.

Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) 

In the pediatric intensive care unit we care for children from birth through age 16 with medical/surgical problems who require frequent observation and/or invasive specialized monitoring technology.

Progressive care unit (PCU) 

The progressive care unit is made up of eight intensive care stepdown beds and four Epilepsy Monitoring Unit beds. 

Acute care and Hematology/Oncology

4 West is a 22-bed unit that specializes in taking care of pediatric diabetic patients, hematology/oncology patients and general medical/surgical patients. The age range on this unit is typically from school-age to adolescence.

4 East is a 21-bed unit for infants, toddlers and younger school-age children who are medical/surgical patients. The unit also cares for a high volume of patients with respiratory illnesses.

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Charla Morrow, BSN, RN, UK Kentucky Children's Hospital