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Monday, July 14, 2014 - Pediatric ER at Inspira Medical Center Vineland offers 24/7 emergency care

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NJ (July 11, 2014) – Inspira Medical Center Vineland has expanded the hours of its pediatric emergency department to now provide care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The medical center’s pediatric ER is a separate emergency department that is dedicated solely to treating the emergency health care needs of infants, children and adolescents.

“Since the opening of our pediatric ER in February 2013, we have provided specialty care to more than 15,000 area children,” said Elizabeth Sheridan, R.N., M.A., chief operating officer of Inspira Medical Center Vineland and chief nursing executive. “Our pediatric ER has proven to be a highly utilized service by our community and we are pleased to now offer this high level specialty care to area parents and their children around-the-clock.”
 
The pediatric ER at Inspira Medical Center Vineland is a colorful, 8-bed unit that is designed specifically for children. It features specialized equipment and exam rooms, as well as a kid-friendly waiting area.

Inspira emergency medicine physicians, specially trained nurses and pediatric hospitalists from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children work together to ensure excellent age appropriate care. Dedicated emergency department beds ensure quicker triaging of sick children and decreased wait times.

Additionally, for children that need to be admitted to the hospital for further treatment, Inspira Medical Center Vineland offers a specialized pediatric inpatient unit comprised of board certified pediatricians, pediatric specialists, family physicians, neonatologists, pediatric nurses and pediatric nurse practitioners.

Inspira’s physicians and staff coordinate each child’s treatment plan with their primary care physician/pediatrician and also provide assistance with finding or scheduling appropriate follow-up care. Nemours Kids transport is available to bring pediatric patients to duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware if needed.

Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization formed in November 2012 by the merger of South Jersey Healthcare and Underwood-Memorial Hospital. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, now comprises three hospitals, four multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 60 locations. These include outpatient imaging and rehabilitation centers; urgent care; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than two dozen primary and specialty physician practices in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.

Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health Network, call 1-800-INSPIRA.