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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is specifically designed to meet the needs of critically ill infants, children, and teenagers.

Bakersfield Memorial’s PICU has the specialized equipment, monitoring devices, and medical and nursing staff required to provide intensive care for respiratory problems, cardiovascular health, neurological issues, diabetes and other endocrine diseases, renal (kidney) problems and blood disorders. We can also accommodate pediatric patients undergoing certain surgeries, including some neurosurgeries.

Caring For Critically Ill Pediatric Patients

Our eight-bed PICU cares for critically ill pediatric patients (infants, children, and teenagers). Board-certified pediatric intensivists (pediatricians certified in Critical Care Medicine) from Valley Children’s Hospital, located in Madera are available around the clock, 365 days of the year.

Learn More About Pediatric Services At Memorial Hospital

To find a Dignity Health pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call (661) 324-7070 or use our Find a Doctor search tool. 

Learn more about the Lauren Small Children's Center

Lauren's Story

The Lauren Small Children's center is named after Lauren Paige Small, a Bakersfield girl who inspired the community through her brave two-year battle with cancer.


Read Lauren's story