Published on September 9, 2019

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Emergency Department earns Pediatric Ready recognition

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center’s (EMRMC) Emergency Department recently earned the status of having a Pediatric Ready Emergency Department.  To earn this recognition, the Emergency Department had to meet specific criteria set by the Kentucky Pediatric Emergency Care Coalition, in compliance with national recommendations and guidelines.

The Kentucky Emergency Medical Services for Children (KYEMSC) Program reviewed processes and documentation provided by EMRMC’s Emergency Department and then conducted an onsite review of the Emergency Department in July.  Soon after the onsite review, the Emergency Department was notified that they had earned the recognition of being a Pediatric Ready Emergency Department.

The KYEMSC Program works to decrease pediatric mortality and morbidity due to severe illness or injury by enhancing pediatric emergency care services throughout the state. It does this by building partnerships across the continuum of emergency care, offering special programs and training opportunities, and through policy development.

To learn more about this recognition, join us at an official ceremony and plaque presentation on Monday, September 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the main lobby on the first floor at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, 217 S. Third St., Danville, KY. 

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