Contact Us

Kimball Cuts Ribbon on New Pediatric Emergency Services Program

The Kimball Medical Center’s Emergency Department becomes more kid-friendly. The Lakewood hospital cut the ribbon on its new Pediatric Emergency Services Program Thursday.

Emergency Department Chairman Dr. Bill Dalsey says the program expands access to Neonatologist Pedestrians who are available 24/7 in the hospital to provide emergency consults or to takeover care if necessary.

Kimball Pediatric Emergency Services Program Ribbon Cutting (Kimball Medical Center)

“So that provides attending level pediatric care for patients a Kimball Medical Center 24/7 which is a tremendous improvement, better than exist at many children’s hospitals.”

Dr. Dalsey says the program has also redesigned areas of its emergency department to appeal to children and families. “There’s a pediatric family waiting area that’s peds friendly with areas of toys and books and things to help families stay occupied while the sick patient may be taken care of. The pediatric rooms themselves are designed to be less threatening and hostile and not so stark as most emergency department hospital rooms. We have some special t.v.’s setup that allow them to look at dvds and movies and special channels for children and other things to help distract them while their care is ongoing.

He says the program works in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center which also provides them access to their specialty pediatric services.

 

Best of 92.7 WOBM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wobm.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for WOBM Listener Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WOBM Listener Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.