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Emergency Department (ED)

 

The Emergency Department (ED) at the Children's Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center is an American College of Surgeons certified level one pediatric trauma center. We are also a regional burn and poison control center.  The department cares for approximately 90,000 patients annually, making it one of the busiest pediatric emergency departments in the country. When pediatric patients need emergency transport, Children's Hospital of Michigan's PANDA One is Michigan's only dedicated pediatric and neonatal critical care transport team.

The ED is divided into five different pods, each with it's own health care team.  This structure provides safe, efficient, highest quality of care.  The ED is staffed by fellowship trained pediatric emergency physicians, pediatricians and nurse practitioners.  The pediatric emergency medicine fellowship program, the second largest in the country, attracts exceptional candidates from all over the United States.  Our patients also benefit from being exclusively cared for by nurses trained in pediatric emergencies.  The ED also utilizes the latest and safest processes and techniques to provide optimal care to children.  Among the many process improvements that currently exist in the ED, the 29-minute guarantee ensures prompt evaluation by a physician in less than 29 minutes.   

There are many exciting changes coming to the ED.  Care will be expanded with the opening of the Children's Hospital of Michigan-Troy. In 2017, our ED in Detroit will move to a new critical care tower, which is currently under construction.  The care our world-class staff provides in this state-of-the-art ED will help our clinical and academic staff grow, while allowing us to continue to develop new and innovative safety and quality improvement processes.



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