Emergency Care Exclusively for Kids
Safety is Our Number One PriorityWhen treating an emergency, time is of the essence. Debating whether or not to risk taking your child to an emergency room during a health emergency—waiting even a few extra minutes—could be harmful. That’s why to protect you and our team members during this time, we’ve put enhanced safety measures in place at our facilities. All safety processes and cleaning procedures are based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Our Pediatric Emergency Center Locations
Why Choose a Pediatric ER
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians
Our board-certified and double board-certified pediatric emergency specialists understand the unique medical needs of children. They have years of additional specialty training specific to pediatric emergency medicine, including pediatric critical care. This expertise allows our physicians to diagnose and treat pediatric patients quickly and handle complex issues. Plus, children can acquire pediatric specific diseases that adults do not get. Our physician’s pediatric experience means that they are more familiar with these issues and how to treat them.
Specialized Support and Resources
Our pediatric ERs offer highly specialized care combined with an extensive support system and all the resources needed to properly care for you child in an emergency. Our entire pediatric emergency team, from the physicians and nurses to the team members in our transport and critical care units, are experts in working together to ensure that your child’s care is the best it can be.
Child Life Specialists
A great asset to our emergency and intensive care units, Child Life Specialists are experts in childhood development. They work with children of all ages to help reduce the anxiety and fear that can come with being in the hospital. They explain diagnoses and procedures in a way that children can understand and use play techniques to distract and calm our young patients and their siblings. They offer support and education for parents as well.
In our pediatric ERs, the entire approach to care is different. Our teams are trained to treat kids like kids, to talk and interact with them in a way that provides extra comfort and understanding. We also use drug-free methods of pain relief and perform procedures without needles when possible. Our pediatric ER facilities are designed to be as kid-friendly as possible, from designated pediatric waiting areas to the decorations in the hallways and rooms. We even offer sensory distraction tools for children with developmental delays.