Emergency Department and Trauma Center
The Emergency Department and Trauma Center at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is staffed by world-class pediatricians and pediatric nurses who are experienced, and specially trained in emergency medicine.
As the only Pediatric Trauma Center in South Broward county, our Emergency Department is equipped to evaluate and treat even the most critical emergencies. In addition, minor emergencies are handled at KidsCare, a portion of our Emergency Room designed to treat and discharge patients in a quick and friendly manner.
Tips for Visiting the Emergency Room
A visit to an emergency room can be a stressful situation. And while you obviously cannot anticipate these visits, you can familiarize yourself with the following tips in the event of a future visit.
- Bring updated copies of the child's medical and immunization records
- Know the name and phone number of the child's primary physician
- Let the medical personnel about any allergies right away
- Leave siblings at home, if possible, to minimize the effect of the trauma on the family
In addition to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, pediatric emergency services are available at Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Hospital Miramar.