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Pediatric Emergency Care

The Emergency Department (ED) at the Children's Hospital of Michigan DMC is an American College of Surgeons certified level one pediatric trauma center. We are also a regional burn and poison control center.  From fevers and flu to life-threatening conditions, the Emergency Department at the Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit and the Children's Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center Troy cares for approximately 100,000 patients per year.

Children's Emergency EntranceThe ED department recently expanded and moved to the ground floor of the hospital’s critical care tower. The new Emergency Department entrance is located just north of the main Children's Hospital of Michigan, off of Mack Ave. and I-75 at Beaubien Blvd. Free valet parking for the Emergency Department patients/families is available at the new entrance.

The new Emergency Department was built with efficiency in mind with 52 ED treatment rooms, 4 Trauma Bays and 6 Behavioral Health rooms.  All processes and protocols were developed using lean methodology to improve quality and efficiency.  The ED is structured into pods, where care teams work together to provide seamless care.  The new 4-bed resuscitation bay is fully equipped to manage multiple critically injured/ill patients.  A provider at triage allows the department to efficiently care for lower acuity patients.

The ED is staffed by fellowship trained pediatric emergency physicians, pediatricians and nurse practitioners.  The pediatric emergency medicine fellowship program, one of the largest in the country, attracts exceptional candidates from all over the United States. 

When pediatric patients need emergency transport, a dedicated PANDA One intensive care transport team, staffed by specially trained registered nurses and respiratory therapists, provide timely response, 24 hours a day, to transport critically ill infants to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan from hospitals all across the state. Transport options include two dedicated ground ambulances, as well as by helicopter and fixed wing air for transferring hospitals that are located at further distances.

Emergency Care has also been expanded with the opening of the Children's Hospital of Michigan-Troy.

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