What’s new, improved and even more child-friendly at Presbyterian Children’s Emergency Department?
Back in 2003, Presbyterian opened the first children’s emergency department in the Charlotte area. Dedicated solely to children and their immediate health needs, Presbyterian Children’s Emergency Department recognized that children have different needs than adults and sought to provide care for them in a more child-friendly, comfortable environment.
Flash forward to 2011: Presbyterian Children’s Emergency Department recently grew to better serve the needs of children in the community. Tripling in size, the expanded facility added new beds and redesigned the space to make it even more child friendly.
Highlights of Presbyterian Children’s Emergency Department include:
- 14 private rooms, including two triage rooms and two critical care rooms
- Specially trained pediatric emergency medicine doctors and nurses
- Child-friendly décor, including brightly colored murals in every patient room, a virtual aquarium and under-the-sea theme
- Child life specialists dedicated to helping children cope with an emergency and minimizing psychological and emotional trauma
- Separate entrance and waiting room especially for children (and their parents)
- Direct access to Presbyterian Hemby Children’s Hospital (located one floor above) if needed
- Can treat children from birth to 17 with any illness or injury
- Open 24/7
For more information on Presbyterian Children’s Emergency Department, watch our video, call 704-316-KIDS (5437) or visit www.presbyterian.org/KidsEmergency.