Medical City Healthcare hospital ERs, highest level of emergency care for adults and children

Medical City Healthcare has brought the specialized pediatric emergency care of Medical City Children’s Hospital to North Texas neighborhoods.

Medical City Healthcare is the only North Texas health system with a children’s hospital in addition to its comprehensive adult network of services. That means families do not have to go to a specialized children’s hospital to find expert pediatric ER care close to home. Children that require a higher level of care also have quick and direct access to Medical City Children’s Hospital specialists and care teams.

Medical City Healthcare ERs continue to offer full-service emergency care for all ages, including adults and children. Staff and physicians are specially trained to provide families with the highest quality healthcare, according to guidelines for care set by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Emergency Nurses Association. Placement of Medical City Children’s Hospital signs inside and outside of Medical City Healthcare hospitals and off-campus emergency rooms demonstrate our commitment to the care of children in the communities we serve.

In accordance with the National Pediatric Readiness Project, each Medical City Healthcare ER has been equipped to ensure it meets essential guidelines and has the necessary resources in place to provide a safe and family-centered emergency room experience, including:

  • 24/7/365 emergency care
  • Board-certified emergency medical physicians
  • Registered, emergency trained nurses supported by pediatric child-life specialists
  • Pediatric-friendly rooms and waiting area
  • Pediatric pain management techniques
  • Pediatric computerized drug-dosing for safety
  • 24/7 Access to Medical City Children’s Hospital
    • Pediatric specialists
    • Pediatric and neonatal children’s specialty transport team
    • Seamless admission to Medical City Children’s Hospital if inpatient care is required

“We are committed to the care of our community and the patients we serve,” says Michelle Underwood, VP of emergency, trauma and surgical services for Medical City Healthcare. “We want parents to know that we have the specialized training, equipment and supplies for children in need of emergency care, with the added benefit of a seamless continuum of coordinated care for children and their families.”

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