Pediatric Inpatient Units At Mission Children's Hospital, we understand that a hospital experience can be scary for your child and stressful for your family. Our providers specialize in care just for kids, and our exclusive Child Life team is dedicated to easing the stress and anxiety that comes from a hospital stay. We provide acute and critical care for hospitalized pediatric patients ranging in age from newborn to 18 years. The pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Mission Children's Hospital is the only critical care pediatric hospital service available in western North Carolina. The inpatient pediatric unit at Mission Children's Hospital is the only inpatient pediatric hospital service available in Buncombe County.