About Pediatric Emergency Medicine
USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital offers the region's only pediatric emergency department, an 11-bed unit that treats more than 40,000 patients each year.
Critically ill patients may be transported to USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital via air medical helicopter, area ambulance service or through the hospital’s neonatal or pediatric intensive care transport vehicles.
While the current unit is staffed with the highest trained and most caring physicians, providers, nurses and staff, it is housed in a 6,766-square-foot space. New plans call for an expansion to 25,000 square feet, with additional rooms for beds, patient care areas and testing. The new plans call for designated areas for major medical treatment, resuscitation, psychiatric patients, an isolation area for infectious disease patients and better triage capabilities. Larger and additional private treatment rooms will better accommodate caregivers and patient during care.
All of these improvements will be designed with kids in mind. Kid-friendly decor, kid-sized equipment and supplies, and better access to our child life therapists will help make all our children more comfortable during a visit.
These expansions will allow the hospital to treat 50 percent more patients each year, improving the health of thousands of children along the Gulf Coast.
We believe our community deserves the very best in a pediatric emergency department. We are committed to providing the highest level of care to meet the needs of children and their families in their fight with life-threatening illnesses and injuries.