Advanced Pediatric Emergency Services

A message from the president of Greenwich Hospital 

As a father and grandfather, I know one thing for sure: Sooner or later you’re bound to end up in the Emergency Department with an injured or sick child.

As a critical community resource, Greenwich Hospital takes pride in providing round-the-clock emergency care to people of all ages, including our youngest patients. Children account for close to a quarter of the 40,000 visits to the Emergency Department each year.

In our quest to constantly improve the patient experience, Greenwich Hospital has partnered with pediatric emergency medicine physicians at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) to provide the most advanced pediatric emergency services in the area. YNHCH is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in eight specialties, the highest in Connecticut and among the highest ranked in the country.

Yale pediatric specialists are on duty in our Emergency Department from 4 pm through the night until 8 am the next day. That’s the time when most local pediatricians’ offices are closed, prompting parents to bring their children to the Emergency Department instead. As an added benefit, these Yale specialists also see hospitalized children at Greenwich Hospital, providing families and community pediatricians peace of mind.

This expansion of pediatric services comes in the wake of recent multimilliondollar renovations throughout our Emergency Department, including improvements to make the experience for children as smooth and stress-free as possible. We created a separate pediatric waiting room, featuring a virtual fish tank and other child-friendly decor. We have new rooms exclusively designed for treating children, and those with less serious conditions are seen in our “fast track” rooms to minimize waiting time.

We hope you never need to use our Emergency Department. But if the occasion arises, rest assured that your child will be in good hands.
These are important lessons we all can keep close to our hearts.

Norman G. Roth, President