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Renovated Pediatric ER opens at Mission Hospital

Sep 27, 2023 02:51PM ● By WNC Business

ASHEVILLE – The team at Mission Hospital announced the opening of its renovated pediatric emergency room. Committed to providing top-notch care to the youngest members of the community, this new, relocated space is now specifically designed with the pediatric patient and their family in mind. 

"We are excited to have this new space dedicated to children that now offers a completely private waiting area, along with other elements that are specific to the care of children," said Tiffany Vincent, Vice President of Emergency Services at Mission Hospital.

This new area will have: 

  • a completely private waiting area in the instances where waiting is needed.

  • a new CT scanner with AI technology that allows for more precise pediatric imaging at a much lower dose as well as quicker scanning for kids in motion. 

  • medical equipment that is specifically designed for children.

  • pediatric emergency care-certified team members who are specially trained to treat younger patients and serve as a resource to the entire emergency department.

  • a Dedicated Child Life team who are trained professionals providing support for families, easing fears and communicating information in a way children can comprehend. 

  • a resuscitation room, utilized for the most critical pediatric patients. This room will also have a neonatal Panda Warmer bed giving Mission Hospital’s Pediatric ER the newest technology to treat neonatal patients as well. This room is directly across from the nurse’s station, allowing for close observation and monitoring of patients there.

Mission Hospital has Western North Carolina’s only pediatric emergency room. Patients arriving can enter Mission Hospital’s main emergency room and will then be escorted to the new dedicated Pediatric ER waiting area.  

About Mission Health:
Mission Health, located in Asheville, North Carolina, serves as the regional tertiary and quaternary care center in Western North Carolina and the adjoining region. Mission Hospital is licensed for 815 beds and is the region’s only Level II trauma center, comprehensive stroke center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, and includes the only children’s hospital in Western North Carolina. Mission Hospital is also a Magnet® designated hospital for nursing excellence. For more information, please visit or @MissionHealthNC.
Source: Mission Health