FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Broward Health’s Board of Commissioners voted today to approve the re-opening of the Level II Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Broward Health Coral Springs (BHCS). The PICU specializes in the care of critically ill infants, children and teenagers. With this approval, the hospital will offer a higher level of care to patients in-house versus transferring the patients to Chris Evert Children’s Hospital at Broward Health Medical Center. The unit will officially re-open in May.
“The approval of the PICU is an important step in the future of Broward Health Coral Springs,” said Drew Grossman, CEO of Broward Health Coral Springs. “This decision 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. We have seen a significant increase in volume, particularly in the ER which is the front door for potential PICU patients—the need is there.”