Critical Care | Care Services | UNM Health System | Albuquerque, New Mexico

Experience matters when an illness takes a turn for the worse, after a serious accident or when a baby is born too early. When your loved one needs critical care, turn to the experienced critical care team at UNM Health.

Intensive Care Units at UNM Hospital

UNM Hospital has three specialized ICUs on the 2nd floor to care for those recovering from illness or injuries. Our state-of-the-art Burn Center also has a six-bed unit to provide critical care for patients. As the state’s only Level I Trauma Center, we provide expert care for all types of emergencies, including neurological emergencies such as stroke.

Intensive Care Units at UNM Children’s Hospital

UNM Children’s Hospital in the Barbara & Bill Richardson Pavilion and is home to critical care units for newborns through teens up to age 17.

Pediatric ICU

The Pediatric ICU is the only one of its kind in New Mexico providing 24/7 Level 1 trauma care for children. We see the state's youngest patients for complex emergency care, including heart surgery, brain injury and diabetes-related problems.

The 20-bed unit on the 5th floor is the state's only pediatric facility with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatments, which allow time for a young patient’s heart or lungs to heal.
Social workers and child life specialists are available to provide resources and support to parents.

To check on the status of a patient, call 505-272-2351.

Neonatal ICU (NICU)

The 24-bed Neonatal ICU (NICU) on the 4th floor cares for critically ill and premature infants. The unit offers advanced, specialized technology such as bedside imaging tests, cardiac catherization and ventilator support.

To check on the status of a patient, call 505-272-2127.

Critical Care