Broward Health Coral Springs (BHCS) held a VIP ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the upcoming opening of its Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and fully-redesigned pediatric unit on Wednesday, April 22. More than 500 physicians, business leaders and board members were invited to tour the PICU, the only of its kind in Northwest Broward County. VIPs and guests learned about the transformation of children's services at BHCS and its benefit to physicians, patients and the Coral Springs community at large.
Approved by Broward Health's Board of Commissioners during the March board meeting, the 5-bed PICU and the existing 21-bed pediatric unit at BHCS will specialize in the care of critically ill infants, children and teenagers. With this approval, the hospital will now be able to offer Level II PICU services to area residents.
"The opening of the PICU is an important step in the future of Broward Health Coral Springs," said Drew Grossman, CEO of Broward Health Coral Springs. "Having an onsite PICU allows us to meet the needs of the growing community, provide superior care to our patients and their families and focus on our "no child should wait" philosophy."