PICU – Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

When kids are sick and need to be hospitalized, they need special care from compassionate experts. At Mercyhealth, we provide the most advanced pediatric intensive care for newborns and children in the region. Recognized by the Illinois Department of Public Health as a Pediatric Critical Care Center, this distinction makes us one of only 10 hospitals in Illinois recognized for providing the highest level of specialized critical care and emergency care services to children.

Parents can feel assured their child is in safe hands, no matter their condition or hour of the day. Whether in our 12-bed inpatient Pediatric Unit or our eight-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, our Pediatric Hospitalists and Pediatric Intensivists provide 24/7 coverage with a high standard of care.

On July 1, 2018, Mercyhealth became the only state-designated children’s hospital in northern Illinois. Mercyhealth earned this designation from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services because of the wide range of children’s services we offer that meet their stringent standards.

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Child Life Specialists

Providing comfort and distraction to in-patient children

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Comprehensive Women's and Children's Services

We offer the most comprehensive pediatric and perinatal specialty teams in Rockford, IL.

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Javon Bea Hospital—Riverside

8201 E. Riverside Blvd.
Rockford, IL 61114

Phone: (815) 971-7000
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