We see and treat children with a variety of emergency problems, such as:
- Minor to complex bone, tissue, organ injuries
Both Fairview and Hillcrest Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Department are part of Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Medicine Network. This network was created to bring together the strengths of Children’s Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Health System Hospitals to provide our community with the highest level of pediatric emergency care available.
Our units at Hillcrest and Fairview are staffed 24/7 with specially trained pediatric clinicians including:
- Pediatric Emergency Room Physicians and Board-Certified Pediatricians
- Nursing Staff specializing in Pediatrics and trained in Pediatric Advanced Life Support
- Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Surgeons (on call 24-hours-a-day)
- Dedicated examination rooms for pediatric emergency patients
- Registration, triage and physician evaluations are conducted simultaneously at bedside
Typical Emergency Rooms do not have the advanced training devoted just to children, and urgent care centers do not treat severe illness or injury. We do both. This results in a safer environment for your child to receive treatment. In addition to injury and severe illness, we will be there to treat your child’s minor illnesses and injuries when your pediatrician’s office is closed.
Emergency care is provided by a team of experienced, highly trained and dedicated pediatric professionals. Independent physicians are specially trained and certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Registered nurses working in the Emergency Department have received training and certification in advanced life support, mobile intensive care nursing.
In advanced situations, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital has a critical Care Transport team available 24/7 to transport seriously ill infants or children to our main campus hospital by ambulance or aircraft for specialized care.