Made possible by a generous donation to the Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation, the new eight-bed Gaylord Family Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is located on the 4th floor of tower D, adjacent to our pediatric unit. “With our new PICU, families can stay in their own community and familiar surroundings during a critical time,” said Emily Shumway Nurse Manager, noting it will be easier for parents to tend to other children and matters at home, and nearby family members and friends to provide support. The PICU also will enhance our continuity of care, according to Dr. Pope. For example, a very ill or injured child can be stabilized in the pediatric ED then cared for in the PICU instead of being transferred to another facility. An infant discharged from the NICU who later becomes seriously ill can be cared for in the PICU rather than referred elsewhere. Importantly, this will enable pediatric caregivers in all areas to share information and work together, resulting in the best patient care. It also will allow a family’s local pediatrician to be more involved in their patient’s care while hospitalized, said Dr. Pope- Physician Director.