Pediatric Emergency Department
Through Lurie Children's at Cadence Health*, pediatric emergency medicine specialists and CDH nurses staff the Pediatric Emergency Department during the hours listed below.
Designated by the State of Illinois as a Level II Trauma Center, we provide emergency care for more than 18,000 babies, young children and teens (up to age 19) each year. If a child needs intensive care following stabilization in the Pediatric Emergency Department, he or she will be transferred to the CDH Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), a six-bed pediatric care center, staffed by pediatric intensivists and other critical care specialists.
State-of-the-Art Care in a Child-Focused Environment
We help make children and their families more comfortable with touches that make the CDH Pediatric Emergency Department a child-friendly place. The waiting room and the treatment rooms feature kid-friendly designs. And much of the latest medical technology and equipment is "child-sized" to help children feel more at-ease during diagnosis and treatment.
Through a medical imaging system, pediatric radiologists at CDH and Lurie Children's can simultaneously view and interpret images and scans - allowing for quicker diagnosis and more timely treatment for our young patients.
The Pediatric Emergency Department Team
The goal of the Pediatric Emergency Department team is to provide the best possible emergency care - close to home. Team members include:
- Lurie Children's specialists, board certified in pediatric emergency medicine and pediatrics
- Additional Lurie Children's specialists including pediatric general surgeons, pediatric neurologists, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric radiologists, pediatric hematologists/oncologists, pediatric pulmonologists and others as needed
- CDH registered nurses with advanced education and certification in critical care
- Patient care technicians
- Respiratory therapists
- Radiology technicians
- Child life specialists
- Social workers
Central DuPage Hospital
Pediatric specialists staff the Pediatric Emergency Department daily from noon to midnight.
The main CDH Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Children can be treated during all hours.
Meeting Less Critical Needs
Fortunately, many "emergencies" don't need the high level of care available through the Emergency Department at Central DuPage Hospital. Less critical emergencies - such as a high fever or a sprain - can often be treated and stabilized at one of our Convenient Care Centers, located in communities throughout DuPage and Kane Counties.
* Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Cadence Health is a collaborative program between Cadence Health and Lurie Children’s. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents of nor employed by Cadence Health or any of its affiliates.