Pediatric ER Care
Our hospital far exceeds the national average for pediatric ER readiness so we can give the best care to the nearly 14,000 kids we treat each year.* Rest assured, your child is in capable, caring hands.
Some ER’s in our area are not staffed 24/7 with Emergency Room physicians. But we are! All of our ER physicians are board-certified in Emergency Medicine, and have many years’ experience treating the unique medical needs of children.
Additionally, every RN in the Emergency Room is PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certified, and have passed rigorous trainings called the Trauma Nurse Core Course and the Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course. This gives nurses tools to provide excellent care for patients from birth to adolescence.
The National Pediatric Readiness Project represents a national initiative sponsored by the federal Emergency Medical Services for Children Program (EMSC) to ensure that emergency departments are ready to care for children. ERs take an assessment regarding available resources for the care of children and receive a score based on a 100 point scale.
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