New, Dedicated Pediatric Emergency Unit Opens at Winthrop - Provides Specialized Care for Children's Unique Needs

Vol. 12, No. 3
December, 2002

  • A Vision Moves One Step Closer to Reality - Ground Breaks on Winthrop's New Heart Surgery Center and Pediatric Inpatient Center

  • Winthrop Ranked Among Best in New York State for Bypass Surgery

  • New, Dedicated Pediatric Emergency Unit Opens at Winthrop - Provides Specialized Care for Children's Unique Needs

  • Pediatric Asthma Parents Support Group - Try talking with others about AsthmaĆ’

  • Club W Reinvents the 1940's in All It's Glory at Winthrop's Annual Gala

  • Winthrop's Rheumatoid Arthritis Center Offers Treatment, Relief From Chronic Pain of Joint Disease

  • Winthrop Pediatric Opthalmologist Performs New, Successful Surgery on Patient with Rare Eye Disorder

  • From Hospital to Home, Winthrop Provides New Moms with Tools for Breastfeeding Success

  • Winthrop Named New York State Regional Perinatal Center - One of Only 18 Centers in all of New York State to Receive Prestigious Designation

  • Winthrop Receives Department Of Education Statewide Award For Employment Of People With Disabilities

  • Winthrop's New Website - Goes Live!

  • 'Celebrate America Fun-Fest- Benefits Winthrop's Cancer Center For Kids - Governor George Pataki, Senator Michael Balboni, Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Hughes, Make Special Guest Appearances

  • Golfers Tee Off to Benefit Withrop's Institute for Heart Care at 17th Annual Golf Tournament

  • Assemblywoman Maureen O-Connell 'Reaches Out and Reads' to Local Children at Winthrop Pediatrics

  • Judging a Book by its Cover - All 3,000 of Them

  • Winthrop's Cancer Program Approved by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

  • Vascular Laboratory at Winthrop Achieves ICAVL Reaccredidation

  • 'Tis the Season for Giving

  • Senator Michael A.L. Balboni Sponsors $200,000 Bioterrorism Grant for Winthrop

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  • PWhen a child is sick or injured, there is nothing worse than the fear associated with a trip to the Emergency Room. Hospitals can be a scary place for young children in their time of trauma and that is why Winthrop-University Hospital's new Pediatric Emergency Unit was specially designed with the pediatric patient's unique emotional and medical needs in mind.

    The new, 4,500 square foot, 10-bed unit is equipped with the latest technology and supported by high-technology CT scans and radiology for the optimal treatment of children. In addition, the new unit is staffed by Pediatric specialists, Board Certified in pediatric critical care and pediatric emergency medicine as well as a dedicated pediatric nursing and support staff on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Child Life Specialists are also available to lend emotional support to children and their parents, helping them to understand what is going on around them through medical play - explaining medical terms and procedures in a way children can understand.

    The new facility is bright and cheerful, awash in soft blues and yellows, creating a child-friendly and comfortable environment. Each bed is equipped with a television set and the Child Life staff provides fun activities including books, games and electronics to make hospitalization a less daunting experience. The new unit also addresses the anxieties of the parents, providing family members with a place to stay with their child if necessary. Isolation rooms are also available within the unit.

    One of the notable features of the new unit is its separate entrance and waiting area, keeping children from exposure to adult patients in the Emergency Department. In addition, a shortened wait time helps allay the fear and discomfort children often experience during a trauma.

    For more information on Winthrop's Pediatric Emergency Unit, call 877-559-KIDS.

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