Children’s Emergency Care

In a medical emergency, a child’s needs are different than an adult’s, which is why we offer a space designated for the care of children.

The newly opened Children’s Emergency Care is staffed by physicians and nurses who have the experience to handle any type of pediatric emergency. The new space includes 13 private treatment rooms designed to provide a comforting environment where children and families can receive the care they need, when they need it.

“A child-friendly dedicated space can reduce anxiety for children and curtail stress parents feel when visiting an emergency room. Children can receive treatment by clinicians with the experience to meet the unique physiological, developmental and
emotional needs of pediatric patients.”

 - Sandra Horning, M.D., emergency medicine physician
certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

Access to care in any situation

We are the only children’s emergency care facility in Alaska that’s connected to a children’s hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Providence. As such, we are best equipped to give your child the care they need in any situation, from mild to severe.

Providence Alaska Medical Center is recognized as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. Surgeons, operating room staff, anesthesiologists and emergency department nurses and physicians are available 24/7 to provide care to pediatric trauma patients. This level of care extends to patients treated in Children’s Emergency Care and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Family-centered care

We recognize and respect your family – your values, beliefs and cultural background. No one knows your child better than you, so we invite you to be engaged in decisions regarding your child’s care.

To help parents understand and cope with illness and injury, and to help quell the anxiety of visiting the hospital, Children’s Emergency Care has a dedicated child life specialist on staff, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.