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Intensive care unit opens for youth
The Acorn

The county has a new pediatric intensive care unit, meaning very ill children no longer have to travel to Los Angeles or Santa Barbara for critical treatments.

On the very day Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks opened its new four-bed PICU, it admitted its first patient—and doctors there have been caring for kids every day since, said Kevin O’Brien, the unit’s director.

“In two weeks time, we’ve had six or seven admissions,” he said.