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We provide tertiary care for the Mountain West region, including all or parts of the following:

  • Montana
  • Idaho
  • Wyoming
  • Utah
  • Nevada
  • Colorado

Primary Children's Hospital (PCH) has:

  • 289 bed children's hospital opened 1990.
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Program with four surgeons and over 550 cases annually
  • ECMO and VAD services Level I pediatric trauma center.
  • The trauma program admits 1,200 patients annually with approximately 25% of those to the PICU.
  • Transplantation Programs (cardiac, liver, renal, HSCT)

PCH Pediatric Critical Care Services:

  • 28 bed PICU and 16 bed CICU which are both staffed by Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • CICU Service with over 600 annual admissions
  • PICU Service with over 2,000 annual admissions
    • PICU Red service (attendings, fellows, residents, medical students) Carries approximately 3/4 of PICU census
    • PICU White service (attendings and NP) Carries 1/4 of PICU census. Fellows rotate on this service as well to gain experience with alternate staffing model

Transport System – LifeFlight

  • Ground, rotor, and fixed wing LifeFlight transport available 24 hours/day
  • Specialized teams for transport of neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients
  • 800+ pediatric transports per year, ICU transports controlled by critical care physicians

ECMO Services

  • 40 annual cases
  • ECMO and VAD services
  • E-CPR for in house cardiac arrests and hypothermic arrests due to exposure or cold water drowning

Contact Us

Phone: 801-587-7572

Department of Pediatrics
Division of Critical Care

Physical Location
30 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Mailing Address
Pediatric Critical Care
30 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Primary Children's Pediatric ICU Phone: 801-662-2465
FAX: 801-662-2469