After 10 years, the community’s only Children’s ER, located at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, has a new, bigger space. The new Breidegam Family Children’s ER is doubled in size and built just for kids to get the specialized care only Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital can provide.
Highlights of the expansion, made possible by the generous support of the Breidegam Family, include:
- Dedicated entrance and waiting area. The waiting area includes a play area and family-friendly amenities, like a café.
- More treatment rooms. The number of beds has increased from 12 to 27. Each room is equipped for any type of treatment and resuscitation, depending on the level of care needed. With dedicated behavioral health rooms and a fast-track area, kids get the appropriate level of care in the safest and most efficient way possible. Additionally, there will be a 12-bed pediatric observation area for when kids need extra care without a full inpatient hospital stay.
- Pediatric-specific services. The Children’s ER will be supported by dedicated X-ray, ultrasound and pediatric pharmacy services.
- Expert physician and nursing staff. Board-certified pediatric emergency physicians will provide 24/7 coverage along with pediatric nurses and nurse practitioners.