St. Bernards Pediatrics Department has a 4 bed, Pediatric ER on 4 East. This area is staffed by a pediatric trained nurse and Jamie Adams, PNP, who is a dedicated Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Jamie works closely with one of our Pediatric Hospital Unit physicians to ensure that your child receives the best Pediatric Care.
Currently, we are open 3 days a week and when a child comes to our main ED, they will be "triaged", meaning they are assigned an acuity level based on their condition and treatment needs. If the patient is determined to be a good candidate for the Pediatric ED, they are transported to the 4th floor where they are assessed by the pediatric nurse and pediatric provider. They may be treated and released from the Pediatric ED or they may require further treatment and be admitted to the pediatric floor.
The Pediatrics team at St. Bernards believes that providing a more focused pediatric care will increase our availability to serve our community. The days and times were strategically chosen based off the main Emergency Department's most busy time for pediatric patients, but we hope to expand our coverage in the near future.