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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

paid and pledged from 2011 to 2019

In 2011, Children’s Hospital Foundation established the John J. Mickell, MD Endowed Chair with a gift of $1 million to support a pediatric physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Dr. Mickell established Central Virginia’s first PICU in 1978 at MCV. Additional support has been given to guarantee that the PICU has physician coverage 24/7.

CHoR’s is home to the only Level 1 PICU in Central Virginia, due to this 24/7 access to pediatric specialties and the lifesaving technologies and treatments available for critically ill and injured children.