AdventHealth Celebration debuts specialized ER for kids

AdventHealth Celebration recently opened a new, specialized emergency department designed exclusively for children.

 For kids, a visit to the emergency room can be a frightening experience, according to a hospital press release. The new ER, created in collaboration with AdventHealth for Children, combines a child-friendly ambiance to help alleviate those fears and a comprehensive care team that specializes in pediatrics.

 That care team includes board-certified emergency physicians, nurses and child-life specialists, who ensure each patient’s emotional, development and psychosocial needs are met.

 AdventHealth Celebration sees roughly 85,000 ER visits each year and serves the Walt Disney World area along with Orange, Osceola, Lake and Polk counties.

 “For parents and children, a visit to the ER can be a stressful and fearful time. As the Celebration area continues to grow and we see more visitors, it’s important that we provide specialized care that’s designed around the needs of children and their families,” said Doug Harcombe, CEO at AdventHealth Celebration. “Our new ER provides a calming environment for families, and importantly, our caregivers are experts in pediatric medicine. It’s important that we provide that specialized care in a setting that’s close to home for many of our patients.”

 The ER features a dedicated pediatric emergency entrance, triage, registration, and waiting area. The unit also features ocean murals with friendly, colorful characters on the walls designed to be soothing for children.

 Both AdventHealth Celebration and AdventHealth for Children are recipients of the Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Only seven percent of the nation’s hospitals receive the recognition.

The pediatric emergency room is located adjacent to the main ER at AdventHealth Celebration, 400 Celebration Place, Celebration.