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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 100,000 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.

Our ED is divided into 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 that have recently impacted care in our ED. Care has been expanded with the opening of the Children's Hospital of Michigan-Troy in 2016. In 2017, the new critical care tower of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan opened. Our ED is on the ground level of this new state-of-the art building, which was designed based upon LEAN methodology. The processes we use to provide care are innovative and based on LEAN methods.