Children and their families in Washington, DC are finally getting their first-of-its-kind pediatric emergency room for their emergency care.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is partnering with Evergreen to offer the facility for the first time.
It will open in the new Century Center at the end of the month.
Evergreen’s pediatric emergency care services are expected to reach nearly 3,000 children in the U.S. annually.
For many children, their primary care physicians are the only ones they can rely on for urgent care.
This is a new opportunity to build on the medical services already provided by Evergreen and to expand access to pediatric emergency services in other parts of the country, said Dr. Eric R. Nader, chief of pediatric medicine at Evergreen.
Children in need of emergency care will be able to come in and receive urgent care without the need for lengthy appointments or lengthy wait times.
For children under age 3, the pediatric emergency departments of Seattle Children’s and Evergreen hospitals are the two best options, Nader said.
The Evergreen pediatric emergency medical services include pediatric intensive care, pediatric intensive rehabilitation, pediatric emergency surgery and pediatric critical care.
For more information about the Evergreen Hospital for Children visit www.evergreenhospital.org.
The Washington Department of Health will continue to develop strategies for children in need, including the creation of a statewide pediatric emergency emergency department program, which will provide access to a team of pediatric emergency doctors who will be trained and certified in emergency medicine.
Washington has been working to build the state’s first pediatric emergency facility for children and families since the state created the Children’s Emergency Medical Services Division in 2003.
In 2015, the D.H.S., D.E.A., and the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed the creation and expansion of this program, calling it an important step toward expanding the health care delivery of children and youth.
EverGreen and the DASH have partnered to develop an innovative technology that enables Evergreen, Seattle Childrens and EverGreen hospitals to deliver more urgent pediatric care to children and their caregivers.
The technology, which uses a cloud-based platform to create an emergency response plan, will be the first in the country to offer an entire pediatric emergency response system.
EverGREEN Hospital is one of the largest child and family medical facilities in the United States and has been operating since the 1970s.
Today, the hospital serves more than 13,000 patients each day, providing emergency care to more than 400,000 residents and nearly 8 million visitors annually.
The new facility will be a part of the expanded DC Children’s Pediatric Emergency Medical Care program.
Ever Green will operate the new facility in the newly expanded Century Center.
A large, multi-purpose hospital and outpatient center, the Century Center will provide emergency care for children, adolescents and adults, as well as provide care to other health care professionals in the area.
The facility also will provide critical services such as pediatric and neonatal intensive care and intensive rehabilitation to children.
In 2017, Evergreen became the first pediatric hospital in the nation to have a pediatric intensive facility.
This facility will serve more than 500 children and teens and provide critical care to over 800 residents.
Evergreens emergency room and pediatric intensive facilities were founded in 1973 as Evergreen Medical Center in Oakland, California.
Everblue, a division of Evergreen Health, is the parent company of EverGreen.
The company was founded in 1974 by Robert and Alice Evergreen who were the founders of Evergins child care services company.
EverBlue is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Evergrande, a subsidiary of EverBlue, is headquartered at the New York City offices of Evergrandemedia.
EverMed, which is owned by Evergrandegene, is a subsidiary and affiliate of EverGREEN Health.
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