The new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit gives Providence the opportunity to offer more children and their families compassionate and safe care, consistent with our Mission to serve the most vulnerable in our community.

The PICU builds upon our current children’s health services and enables us to provide a connected experience of care for families already in a Providence facility. We are able to expand these services because of the significant foundation of excellence we have established over the years. It also complements our newly expanded 60-bed neonatal intensive care unit, which is the largest NICU in Oregon.

Mitchell Ross, M.D., a pediatric intensivist, serves as medical director of the PICU. Dr. Ross joins us from Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where he was a PICU physician and pediatric department chair. Dr. Ross is originally from Oregon. He completed his undergraduate studies at Oregon State University and his medical school education at OHSU. His fellowships included pediatric critical care, pediatric toxicology, and pediatric emergency medicine.