Lakeland, FL – Beginning Friday, June 15, 2018, all children and teens needing emergency care will now be seen in the new Children’s Emergency Department at Lakeland Regional Health’s Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children on the Medical Center Campus. Care at the main Emergency Department off of Parkview Place will be for adults ages 18 and older only.
Those ages 17 and younger should be taken to the new Children’s Emergency Department, with its own dedicated entrance accessible by Lakeland Hills Boulevard, US Highway 98 North or Parkview Place. Families with children and teens in stable condition who do visit the main Emergency Department after June 14, 2018, will be assisted and redirected or transported to the Children’s Emergency Department. Emergency and medical transport services are advised of the location change.
The new Children’s Emergency Department delivers the same award-winning care that continues to garner Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center national and international recognition for its efficiency, but it does so in an environment that is mindfully designed to be thoroughly child- and family-friendly.
The state-of-the-art waiting area provides interactive gaming stations and activities to reduce children’s anxiety about their injury or illness. Physicians are specially trained in Emergency Medicine, and all nurses have extensive experience in emergency care and children’s care. The new unit expanded to allow for personalized care of 33 young patients, and leading-edge imaging services are conveniently located in the same department.
Lakeland Regional Health’s Emergency Department quality improvement efforts earned a 2014 Genesis Cup Award in 2014 and Florida Hospital Association’s 2014 award for Innovation of the Year in Patient Care. A two-year ED improvement project was documented in the prestigious Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety in November 2017.
Parking for the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children is available in convenient surface parking lots and a six-level parking garage (D-E Garage) connected by a walkway.
About Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center
Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center is Florida’s fifth largest hospital. Founded in 1916 as Morrell Memorial Hospital, this 849-bed, comprehensive tertiary referral hospital operates a Level II Trauma Center, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the eight-story Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children, and the nation’s busiest single site Emergency Department. It handles over 1,300 trauma visits annually and holds accreditations for its Comprehensive Primary Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Three hybrid operating rooms and a hybrid catheterization lab offer patients the least invasive surgeries possible and enhanced safety. Its Emergency Department earned the 2014 Innovation of the Year from the Florida Hospital Association and the 2014 EmCare Genesis Cup Award. The state-of-the-art, 32-bed Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine provides evidence-based, innovative inpatient physical rehabilitation services designed to dramatically improve patient outcomes.