Acute Illness Overview

The resident acute illness experience includes rotations in the MGH Emergency Room, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of Partner's Health Care System.

Emergency Medicine

The MGHfC pediatric emergency division serves over 8,000 patients under the age of 20 each year. If necessary, patients are managed in the MGH Acute Trauma Bay with the help of medical and surgical subspecialists. The MGH Pediatric Emergency Division is certified for Level 1 Trauma.

Neonatal Intensive Care

The MGHfC NICU provides care for infants born to high risk deliveries in the MGH obstetric service, babies transported from nurseries in affiliated hospitals, and for additional infants transported from hospitals throughout New England. The range of diagnoses cared for in our nursery include standard neonatal respiratory issues, very low birth weight infants, and acute neonatal surgical problems. We are an ECMO referral center.

Neonatal Medicine

MGH pediatric residents join their colleagues from the Boston Children’s Hospital in the delivery room and special care nursery of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where they develop skills in the resuscitation and management of high-risk newborns under the supervision of neonatology attendings and fellows.

Pediatric Intensive Care

The 14-Bed PICU at MGHfC cares for a range of illness requiring intense cardiovascular, respiratory, surgical and neurologic support. Diagnoses range from simple respratory failure to liver transplantation.

  • Emergency Department
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital Neonatal Medicine Rotation
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit