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NEWS:

Dignity Health- Mercy Gilbert Medical Center receives certification as a Pediatric Prepared Plus facility. Click here for the news.

Phoenix Children's Hospital and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center both got recertified as a Pediatric Prepared Advanced Emergency Departments. Click here for news on Phoenix Children's. Click here for news on Banner Thunderbird.


Best Care for Kids is home to Pediatric-Prepared Emergency Care, a voluntary program recognizing hospitals that have demonstrated their ability  to stabilize and/or manage pediatric medical emergencies.  AzAAP’s voluntary certification program recognizes hospitals that meet specific criteria for personnel training, equipment, and facilities that support optimal care for ill or injured infants, children, and teens.  Pediatric-Prepared Emergency Care is a partnership between hospitals, physicians, nurses, emergency personnel and the Emergency Medical Services for Children program at the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Pediatric-Prepared Emergency Care opened for membership in 2011. You don't need to be certified to become a member. 

Click here to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member

Click here to see a list of our members

Is your Emergency Department Pediatric Ready? Click here to learn more about the Pediatric Readiness Assessment and how Arizona hospitals scored.

Certification is available for three levels of care:

Prepared Care - This level of certification provides services for pediatric care as part of a general Emergency Department.  The hospital refers critically ill or injured children to other facilities and may or may not have pediatric inpatient services available. 

Prepared Plus Care - This level of certification provides services for most pediatric emergency care. The hospital has a focus on pediatrics, but ICU services for children are not available.  

Prepared Advanced Care -This level of certification provides services for all levels of pediatric emergency care.  This hospital system includes a Pediatric intensive care unit and has a specific focus on pediatric services. 

Membership Applications and/or Certification Applications are also available for download.

This initiative is funded, in part, by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health (BWCH), Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program and supported by member hospitals.

Click here to see archived press releases

For more information contact:
Program Manager: Teresa Salama


 


 










Thursday, May 28, 2015 11:30 AM • Phoenix Children's Hospital - Melvin L. Cohen Conference Center 1920 E Cambridge Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85006
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 12:30 PM • Floridino’s Pizza and Pasta (Alma School and Chandler Blvd.)
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 12:30 PM • Pima County Medical Society Office




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