Augusta University
Pediatrics

Specialized Emergency Care for Kids

Children’s Hospital of Georgia is the area’s only hospital dedicated exclusively to children. We have an emergency room especially designed to provide 24/7 rapid emergency care to children of all ages and are equipped to meet the needs of children requiring specialized subspecialty care.

“All of our pediatric emergency physicians have completed fellowships specializing in emergency medicine specially designed for children,” said Dr. Natalie Lane, medical director of the Children’s Medical Center Emergency Department. “As an academic hospital, our faculty are exposed and committed to continuous learning and educating our current fellow and residents in the process.”

CHOG offers a dedicated support staff of certified and experienced emergency medicine nurses and committed child life specialists.

“Many of our nurses are instructors of basic life support and pediatric advanced life support and emergency nurse pediatric course instructors.“ Lane said. “Our child life specialists help children cope with injury and sickness and help ease the minds of family members.”

CHOG’s child-friendly Emergency Department is open 24/7. In addition to specialized emergency care, we provide access to the area’s only children’s hospital specializing in pediatric services.

That is not all that makes CHOG unique and puts them on the cutting edge.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at CHOG is the designated tertiary hospital in East Central Georgia for neonatal patients who require intensive or immediate care.

“The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is the only intensive care facility for children in the region and is an invaluable resource to have within our hospital,” Lane said.

“We are also the only hospital in the area that has pediatric-trained orthopedic surgeons and a pediatric radiologist.“

The staff in CHOG’s Emergency Department has the ability to work in close coordination with the in-house Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and inpatient intensivist physicians, and hospitalists giving them the advantage of easy access to pediatric subspecialists.

“When needed, we can call on specialist teams for any kind of pediatric disease or injury,” Lane said.

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