Florida Hospital is excited to announce there's a new, specialized emergency department designed exclusively for children in East Orlando. In September Florida Hospital East Orlando began caring for its youngest patients in a new emergency center staffed by pediatric specialists who are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of children and their families.
Open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, the pediatric emergency center has 12 private rooms and an observation unit that provides close monitoring for up to 23 hours without admission to the hospital, and will offer access to highly specialized pediatric physicians via telemedicine.
Florida Hospital leaders opened the clinic to meet the needs of the young -- and growing -- communities in east Orange County, such as Waterford Lakes, Avalon Park and Stoneybrook East.
From ocean murals on the walls to pink fish on the floors, the colorful, aquatic theme of the unit and each of the rooms are designed to be soothing for children.
But there are more than aesthetic differences in the children's emergency center, which is a result of a collaboration with Florida Hospital for Children. The clinical team includes board-certified emergency physicians, nurses specially trained in pediatric care, and a dedicated children's transport team. Child life specialists, a service unique to Florida Hospital for Children, help ensure each child's emotional, developmental and psychosocial needs are being met using a variety of methods including games and arts and crafts.