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Pediatric Emergency Medicine

emergency medicine staff standing in front of the entrance of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center emergency roomPediatric Emergency Medicine Director Doug Baker, third from right, is growing his staff to manage more patients more effectively to reduce wait times and ensure the best possible outcomes.

The Pediatric Emergency Department is now on the ground floor of The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center building.

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center has doubled its former space and tripled its faculty in building a premier emergency medicine service for children in a family-friendly environment.

Features include:

  • Convenient access via an expansive canopy-covered entry circle or a covered pedestrian bridge from the parking garage across the street
  • Valet parking in the expansive canopy-covered entry plaza
  • A new expanded 12-bed ambulance drop-off area
  • All private exam rooms in a colorful and calming atmosphere
  • Separate triage rooms to reduce waiting times and enhance patient privacy
  • A separate treatment room for minor emergencies and two isolation rooms
  • Dedicated pediatric trauma bays with instruments designed for children
  • Expert management of multisystem illness and trauma
  • Nurses educated, trained and certified in pediatric emergency nursing
  • A multidisciplinary Child Protection Team devoted to recognizing and treating victims of child abuse
  • Dedicated Child Life specialists, who help minimize psychological and emotional trauma
  • Dedicated pediatric radiology for faster imaging
  • A quieter, sound-engineered nurse-call system that eliminates overhead pages
  • Private family consultation rooms for parents to receive information about their child
  • Sleep chairs for parents for late-night emergencies
  • An airy and naturally-lit family lounge

As the official pediatric trauma referral center for the state of Maryland, the Division of Emergency Medicine works with the Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems to receive emergency trauma and other cases in Maryland from Cumberland to the Eastern Shore, but also from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Management of multisystem illness and trauma is provided through the Pediatric Emergency Department and the 40-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, which is staffed by pediatric surgeons and pediatric anesthesiology and critical care medicine specialists.

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