- Annual volume - 40,300pediatric patients
- Level 1 Trauma Center
- Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center
- 32 bed ED with additional 4 trauma/resuscitation beds
- Staffed 24/7 with board certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians. Additional staffing by board-certified general pediatricians and nurse practitioners/physician assistants with specialized training in pediatrics.
- Full complement of pediatric subspecialties
What does it mean to be a level 1 trauma center? It means that Children’s Hospital at Erlanger has the ability to care for your child during all aspects of their illness from prevention to rehabilitation, 24-hour access to specialty services.
But, you don’t have to have a traumatic injury to be seen in the Emergency Department. We see everything from allergic reactions to fracture and anything in between. Sometimes a little peace of mind is all our parents are looking for.
When you get to Children’s Hospital you will find the Emergency Department in the main lobby. There is a registration desk where you will be greeted. Our goal is to then take you directly to a patient care area to be triaged and seen by a healthcare provider. Our team of physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners is staffed by Pediatric Emergency Medicine Associates.
While you are here you will also see a registered nurse who is assigned to the section where your room is located. The staff at Children’s ER work as a team and you may encounter more than one nurse and several other members of our healthcare team. Some of these may be pediatric and emergency medicine residents, patient care technicians, respiratory therapists, radiologic technicians, phlebotomists, and social workers all trained and dedicated to working with pediatric patients.
The Emergency Department is also staffed with child life specialists whose job is to make your child’s visit to less scary. Children’s Hospital at Erlanger is the only hospital in the region with child life specialists on staff.
When your child has an emergency, the Emergency Department of Children’s Hospital at Erlanger is the right place for kids, right here at home.