Banner Casa Grande Medical Center’s emergency room was recently designated a “Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care Facility” by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, also known as AzAAP. This voluntary designation means Banner Casa Grande’s Emergency Room is able to provide expert care and has the equipment necessary to stabilize and/or manage pediatric emergency cases that come to the hospital.
Pediatric patients brought to the hospital are assessed for their illness or injury. If additional treatment is needed, those critically injured or ill patients will be transported and admitted to a hospital that offers specialized inpatient pediatric care, like Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, or Diamond Children’s Medical Center in Tucson.
“We’re excited to be able to offer this level of service in our community in a way that is tailored to the meet the medical needs of our pediatric patients,” said Jenni Stallman, nursing director of the emergency room at Banner Casa Grande Medical Center. “Our physicians and medical staff are committed to providing the best care to all patients, including children who sometimes need more specialized care depending on the severity of their illness.”
According to the AzAAP web site, “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.”
“This designation helps us meet the growing demands of the community we serve,” said Rona Curphy, CEO of Banner Casa Grande Medical Center. “When a child is seriously sick or hurt, parents want immediate care. We have the experts and the tools available to help provide that for them.”