Child-Friendly Emergency Care
Greenwich Hospital's Emergency Department physicians are all board certified in emergency medicine and experienced in pediatric emergency care. Specially trained pediatric nurse practitioners are also on hand.
Resources for infant care include the medical director of our Pediatric Center, as well as our hospital's team of neonatal and pediatric subspecialists.
Since most pediatric emergencies fall into the “minor” category, young patients often receive care in the ED's Fast Track area. Child-size devices are available for pulse, blood pressure and other exams. Bandages with fun designs, light snacks, stickers, coloring books and video games all help make visits as pleasant as possible.
Pediatric emergencies can be scary for children and parents, so we make sure to explain everything ahead of time. Keeping parents informed and involved helps reduce anxiety. And when parents feel less stressed, so does their child.