Nursing Areas

Critical Care

Critical Care nurses provide comprehensive care for seriously ill children in a state-of-the-art environment. Services are specialized depending on the patient's age and condition. Critical Care intensivists, neonatologists and pediatric surgeons are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


All surgical needs relevant to the neonatal population, with the exception of some cardiovascular, are supported by our team of specialists. The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) at Children's at Scottish Rite and Children's at Egleston are level 3. Children's at Scottish Rite is the only pediatric surgical NICU in Georgia.

  • Recognized as one of the nation's top ten pediatric hospitals by Parents magazine.


The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) specializes in trauma, neurosurgery, neurology, respiratory, general surgery, cranio-facial surgery and orthopedic surgery.

  • Equipped with ECMO Center (Children's at Egleston)


The Technology-Dependent Intensive Care Unit (TICU) specializes in pulmonary, patients with tracheostomy and/or chronic ventilator management and congenital anomalies.


The Michael P. Fisher Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) is the only unit in Georgia designed and staffed for the acute medical management of pediatric cardiac diseases and the postoperative cardiac surgical care of children ages 0-21. This unit provides highly specialized preoperative and postoperative care for pediatric heart, lung and heart-lung transplant patients as well.

  • Capable of providing advanced technological support for cardiac patients utilizing intraaortic balloon pumps, ventricular assist devices and ECMO.