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The Niswonger Children’s Hospital ER is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to pediatric patients, and is the only pediatric-specific, 24-hour emergency department in the region. Our ER is unique. We are dedicated to our pediatric patients, and have a family-friendly waiting room, with safe play areas and toys for children. Our state-of-the-art facility has the right equipment to quickly and effectively treat children in our eight patient rooms and four transitional rooms. Our emergency physicians and emergency nurses are all pediatric specialists. The Emergency Room is led by Dr. Sandra Castro, a graduate of Yale Medical School and board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Now get virtual access to Niswonger Children’s Hospital, without having to travel there.
Niswonger Children’s Hospital pediatric emergency care is now closer than ever. Using state-of-the-art virtual technology, the pediatric emergency physicians at Niswonger Children’s can now be a part of the care team at your local hospital at a moment’s notice. You and your child can communicate in real time with physicians at both the children’s hospital and the local ER. Together, the care team will assess your child’s needs and expedite immediate transport to Niswonger Children’s Hospital if necessary. Mountain States Virtual Health is quick, convenient and affordable, bringing better health to virtually everyone. Learn more about our emergency virtual health services.
The HONEST Approach: Talking with Your Child after an Emergency Room Visit
When children visit an Emergency Department, the overall experience can be overwhelming. Many times, children can have questions and misconceptions about the event. Emergency Department visits tend to be unexpected, so you may have to help your child (and siblings) understand what happened after the experience. If this is the case, keep in mind the following acronym, HONEST.
H – HELP children understand.
O – OFFER physical closeness.
N – NEVER blame.
E – ENCOURAGE conversation.
S – SHARE their feelings.
T – TELL the truth.