WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Pittsburgh’s UPMC Children’s Hospital announced the expansion of pediatric emergency services in northern central Pennsylvania, so that children in the region can access special care in the emergency department as needed.
This is UPMC’s first dedicated service for children to be offered in this region.
Starting today, healthcare providers caring for pediatric patients in the emergency departments of UPMC Cole, UPMC Lock Haven, UPMC Muncy, UPMC Wellsboro and UPMC Williamsport can consult a UPMC board-certified pediatric pediatric physician via telemedicine. The specialized Emergency-to-Emergency consultations are available around the clock.
“This collaborative approach with our colleagues at UPMC Children’s enables our regional emergency response experts to deliver a higher level of care here in our communities,” said Wendy Batschelet, RN, MSN, Clinical Director, Emergency Services, UPMC Williamsport . “It helps us meet the special care needs of the rural communities we serve by leveraging resources already available to us as members of the UPMC family.”
Local personnel in each emergency department also work closely with UPMC Children’s on their policies and practices to ensure that every child and family receives quality care and an excellent patient experience.
“This innovative partnership highlights how we can effectively and efficiently use technology and the resources we already have to improve the patient experience, reduce travel burden, keep families connected and provide patients with emergency care close to home,” said Michael Gerst , DO, Chief Medical Officer, Emergency Services, UPMC in North Central Pennsylvania. “UPMC Children’s is proud to provide specialized emergency care to children, teens, and young adults close to their homes in northern central Pennsylvania,” said Mark Sevco, president, UPMC Children’s. “Whether it’s a visit to the emergency department for a bone fracture or an allergic reaction, we have the ability to deliver specialist care to patients in these locations, with the right care provider, in the right place, in the right place. moment. ” also get access to UPMC Children’s AnywhereCare, which provides emergency care for neonates up to 17 years of age 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by advanced pediatric practice providers and can be found in the ChildrensPgh app or by searching for ‘UPMC AnywhereCare’ in the app store. services in northern central Pennsylvania, visit UPMCSusquehanna.org. / Public edition. This material comes from the original organization and may be point-in-time in nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View full here.