The Woody and Gayle Hunt Family
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit &
Critical Care Transport Team

El Paso Children’s Hospital Critical Care Transport Team provides pediatric and neonatal intensive care while on transport and features a fully dedicated critical care transport ambulance. The critical care transport team is equipped to handle Level 1 Traumas and Level 3 NICU and can transport pediatric patients from over a 200 mile radius.

Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, PICU, has highly experienced clinical staff with dedicated critical care experience.

PICU features:

  • 22 Private Patient Rooms
  • 24/7 Attendees
  • 24/7 Coverage with Board Certified Pediatric Critical Care Specialists

Advanced Technology

  • State of the Art Cardiac Monitoring
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Vein Viewer
  • Cardiovascular Equipment
  • Heliox Connection in every patient room
  • Advanced Respiratory Technology
  • High frequency oscillatory ventilation
  • 2 Negative Pressure Rooms
  • 2 Positive Pressure Rooms


  • Kid play room
  • Family lounge area

Medical Director:
Dr. Prashant Joshi



  • Critical Care – Pediatric
  • Clinical Title
  • Medical Director, PICU, El Paso Children’s Hospital
  • Medical Director, West Texas Regional Poison Center in El Paso
  • Academic Title
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Texas Tech University Health Sciences


Board Certification:

  • American Board of Pediatrics – General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics – Medical Toxicology
  • American Board of Pediatrics – Pediatric Critical Care

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