Skip to Content

Clinical

The Department of Critical Care Medicine’s primary clinical focus is to provide sophisticated, timely, compassionate and expert care to the hospitalized and critically ill patients in our medical centers. Critical care medicine is unique in its clinical demands that include attending coverage and immediate direct patient consults and bedside supervision continuously throughout the health care system. In FY15, the adult Critical Care Division has continued to fulfill its mission of high quality around the clock patient care in its settings at UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Montefiore, UPMC Magee, UPMC Mercy, and the Oakland VA Hospitals. The Critical Care Pediatric Division has been able to better accommodate the needs of the critically ill pediatric population since moving into their state-of-the-art Pediatric ICU and Pediatric Cardiac ICU in 2010. Since FY 11, the Pediatric Division has operated a telemedicine program with UPMC/ ISMETT’s Transplant Center in Palermo, Italy. The Hospitalist Division provides around the clock coverage at UPMC Passavant, UPMC Mercy and UPMC St. Margaret.