When your child needs emergency care, you want to see a specialist. You want an environment where your child will feel comfortable and safe. You want experienced nurses who provide plenty of TLC. All of these things, and more, are provided in Wesley Medical Center’s pediatric emergency department.
Our pediatric ER staff includes emergency medicine physicians trained in pediatrics, pediatricians, pediatric nurses and child-life specialists, as well as respiratory therapists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who specialize in pediatric care. They are prepared for all types of children’s emergencies, ranging from sudden illness to a life-threatening injury. Children of all ages are treated with respect, honesty and kindness.
Wesley’s pediatric emergency suite is a child-friendly environment separate from the adult emergency rooms. Everything in it is designed to reduce children’s stress and provide a reassuring atmosphere for them and their parents. Each patient has a private room where families are welcome. In their rooms, a television provides age-appropriate, non-commercial programs, and toys and books to help distract them from any discomfort and stress they may feel.
Children who need to be admitted to Wesley also receive expert and compassionate inpatient care at the Wesley’s Children’s Hospital. We are proud to unveil our new $28 million children’s hospital that provides expert pediatric care for children of all ages and offers the most advanced treatment options for our little guests.
Wesley’s pediatricians are committed to creating an encouraging and nurturing environment for children and their parents. When your child needs emergency care, you can trust the pediatric ER staff at Wesley to provide them with the level of care and comfort you demand as a parent.
Is your child having a medical emergency? Check our symptom tracker if you are debating taking your child to the ER or to an urgent care center.
Wesley Medical Center is prepared and equipped to treat pediatric patients 24/7. Additionally, our pediatric ER – an area of the emergency department tailored to our younger patients – is open during peak hours from 1 p.m.-midnight, seven days a week. During that time period, our Peds ER average wait times represent the time to see a qualified medical professional in that section of the ER. When that section is not open, the Peds ER average wait times are more representative of those in the main Wesley Medical Center ER.