Emergency Department (ED)

The Emergency Department (ED) at the Children's Hospital of Michigan 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 85,000 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 offers a dedicated pediatric and neonatal ambulance service and team.

The ED is divided into five different pods, each with its own health care team. This structure is designed to provide 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 attracts exceptional candidates from all over the United States. Our patients also benefit from being 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.

There are many exciting changes coming to the ED. Care has been expanded with the opening of the Children's Hospital of Michigan-Troy. On April 19, 2017, our  ED in Detroit is expected move to a new critical care tower, which is currently under construction. The care our staff provides in thisadvanced advancedED will help our clinical and academic staff grow, while allowing us to continue to develop new and innovative safety and quality improvement ​process.