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Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care, which opened for membership in 2011, is a voluntary program recognizing hospitals that have demonstrated their ability to stabilize and/or manage pediatric emergencies. AzAAP’s voluntary certification program recognizes hospitals that meet specific criteria for personnel training and equipment 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.

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

Click here to see a list of certified hospitals

 Is your Emergency Department Pediatric Ready?

As of January 2018 NEW criteria to become a member is in effect.

Certification is available for three levels of care:

Pediatric Prepared Emergency 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. 

Pediatric 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.  

Pediatric 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 Certification Applications are available for download.

Click here to learn more about the Pediatric Readiness Assessment and how Arizona hospitals scored. Click here to take the National Pediatric Readiness Project Assessment

Click here to see archived press releases

 For More Information 

Contact the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics:

Senior Coordinator of Quality of Care and Child Safety - Renae Tenney 602.532.0137 ext. 409 or

This program 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.


AzAAP is proud to highlight its partnership with Raising Arizona Kids Magazine which features news from AZAAP medical experts

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