Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) opened on February 14, 2012, under the direction of Dr. John Marcum. The six-bed unit is equipped to handle children from the ages of 6 months to 18 years of age, and is the only PICU in Ventura County.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Ventura County Medical Center’ s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is the oldest NICU in Ventura County; recently celebrating its 80th anniversary. The NICU is distinct from a special care nursery (SCN) in providing a high level of intensive care to premature infants. NICUs were developed in the 1950s to provide better temperature support, isolation from infection risk, specialized feeding, and greater access to specialized equipment and resources.
West County Level II Trauma Center
In July 2010, Ventura County Medical Center became the west county level II Trauma Center. As your county hospital, we continue to invest in quality staff, the latest equipment, provide sustained and innovative training programs, increase our role in public education and prevention, and continue to develop the hospital infrastructure to remain on the cutting edge of trauma and critical care services for the benefit of all Ventura County residents.
California Children's Services (CCS) is a state program for children with certain diseases or health problems. Through this program, children up to 21 years old receive the health care and services they need. CCS will connect you with doctors and trained health care people who know how to care for your child with special health care needs.