First Children’s ER In Northeast NY Opens
If you have children and had to bring them to the emergency room, you know it can be a scary place for them. Well now a brand new emergency room has opened that is specifically for kids and it's right here in the Capital Region. According to News Channel 13, Albany Medical Center has opened up the region's first pediatric emergency room. Western Massachusetts was the closest pediatric emergency department but now this becomes the only one in Northeastern New York.
It is state of the art with twelve treatment rooms, two procedure rooms, there are four trauma bays and four triage rooms. All of the equipment in these rooms are designed with kids in mind. Kids from birth to 17 years old will be treated.
The medical staff is trained in treating kids and supporting the families. The facility is designed to improve how the little patients are treated and to focus on the children's needs.
The Massry Family Children's Emergency Center at Albany Med is named after donor Norman Massry who is a dad and grandfather himself. He said it has been wonderful to have created such a place that provides care for kids.