The Intermediate Care Unit is a 20-bed unit, located on floor 15 at Lurie Children’s, with dedicated 24/7 physician, nursing, and respiratory care coverage. When your child is admitted to the IMCU, our multidisciplinary team of experienced healthcare providers will perform a comprehensive history and examination, develop a treatment plan, and coordinate your child's care with any other specialists or providers that may be necessary.
We believe in family-centered care, which means that we involve the whole family in a patient’s treatment plan to promote the best health outcomes. Our team works closely with numerous support services and specialists to provide coordinated, efficient, and comprehensive care to your child and family.
Irini N. Kolaitis, MD is the Medical Director of the Intermediate Care Unit. Dr. Kolaitis is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Associate Division Head of Hospital-Based Medicine. She is board-certified in pediatrics.