Little Company of Mary Hospital’s (LCMH) Emergency Department has been re-approved by the State of Illinois as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP). This recognition formally identifies LCMH as a hospital that provides the necessary resources and capabilities to address the emergency needs of critically ill and injured children. A staff of emergency medical professionals is specially trained to care for the special needs of children in an emergency setting.
“There truly is a team effort that occurs,” said Lynn Polhemus, Director of Patient Care Services at LCMH. “Our Emergency Department physicians and staff, Pediatricians and Pediatric Unit and Emergency Management committee work together to continuously strive for excellence with the Pediatric population we serve at LCMH.”
LCMH has earned this re-accreditation based on the capability to provide comprehensive emergency services and meet defined pediatric emergency care requirements, which include: Professionals specially trained in pediatric emergency and critical care; Adequate staffing and provisions for pediatric consultation and backup support; Availability of essential pediatric equipment, supplies and medication; Protocols for the treatment of critically ill and injured children and of those children requiring transfer to a specialized care center; and Conduction of pediatric quality improvement activities.
Little Company of Mary’s Emergency Department also holds the highest designation for an Emergency Department from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The Emergency Department at LCMH offers 24-hour service from our nursing and physician staffs. To contact the Emergency Department at LCMH, call 708.229.5600.