Why choose our pediatric-prepared ERs
In an emergency, kids need the right care fast. That’s why our pediatric-prepared Emergency Rooms (ERs) are set up specifically for the needs of children.
The Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP) has certified nine Banner Children's locations through its Pediatric-Prepared Emergency Care, a voluntary program recognizing hospitals that have demonstrated their ability to stabilize and/or manage pediatric medical emergencies. AzAAP’s voluntary certification program recognizes hospitals that meet specific criteria for personnel training, equipment and facilities that support optimal care for ill or injured infants, children and teens. Pediatric-Prepared Emergency Care is a partnership between hospitals, physicians, nurses, emergency personnel and the Emergency Medical Services for Children program at the Arizona Department of Health Services.
With pediatric emergency physicians and experts covering more than 30 pediatric specialties, Banner Thunderbird and Cardon Children's are ready for just about anything. And, if additional care is needed, choosing a Banner Health ER ensures that your child’s electronic medical records will be available at any of our Banner Health facilities. That saves more than just paperwork; it informs every health professional your child encounters of medication and imaging history, which can prevent unnecessary exposure to radiation and prescription mix ups. You can relax knowing that your child is getting the safest possible care.
At our two Prepared Advanced Care locations, Child Life specialists explain medical procedures to your child and provide distractions to reduce stress. Our Pain Management program is dedicated to keeping your child comfortable and provides options like “ouchless” shots and IVs. Our team draws upon the expertise of a wide range of pediatric subspecialists, including orthopedics, surgery, plastic surgery and neurosurgery.
In addition to our two Prepared Advanced Care ERs, Banner Children's also operates six "Pediatric Prepared" ERs all across the Valley at Banner Baywood, Banner Boswell, Banner Del E. Webb, Banner Estrella, Banner Gateway and Banner Ironwood. Banner’s Page Hospital, serving northern Arizona and the Lake Powell region, is also pediatric prepared.