The Ruth D. & Ken M. Davee Pediatric Neurocritical Care Program aims to improve neurologic outcomes following brain injuries and to reduce neurologic complications of critical illness.
Since its inception in 2005, The Ruth D. and Ken M. Davee Pediatric Neurocritical Care Program has made significant contributions that have advanced understanding and appreciation for the important role of highly specialized neurocritical care for patients in the intensive care setting. This is the only program of its kind in the greater Chicago area, and one of the few in the nation that provides neurocritical care services for patients in the pediatric, cardiac and neonatal intensive care units (ICUs). This interdisciplinary program combines the knowledge, experience and resources of physicians, nurses and scientists in the Divisions of Neurology, Critical Care, Neurosurgery, Medical Psychology, Neuroradiology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Lurie Children’s and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. After discharge from the ICUs, patients are followed and treated in a unique neurocritical care outpatient clinic for long-term management of neurologic injury.
The program is recognized as a national leader in pediatric neurocritical care and is part of the Divisions of Neurology and Critical Care. The division of Neurology is ranked among the top in the nation for pediatric neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.