In the NCH Pediatric Emergency Department, we specialize in treating infants, children and teens for their emergency conditions and injuries, partnering with parents to address all family needs. Our pediatric emergency team includes experienced pediatric nursing staff, partnered with board-certified pediatric emergency specialists from Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, to deliver optimal care to kids of all ages, down to the tiniest newborn. Our location is adjacent to the main Emergency Department at Northwest Community Hospital, 800 W. Central Avenue in Arlington Heights.
NCH’s pediatric emergency department has been recognized by the state of Illinois for providing specialized emergency care for children. The pediatric emergency staff is specially trained to care for children in all emergencies, using child-sized equipment and following pediatric guidelines for weight-based dosing of medications.
For all of our animal lovers, specially trained dogs and their handlers bring children and families comfort and distraction in the pediatric emergency department, easing stress and worry with their calm, loving presence.
On Magic Mondays, our dedicated pediatric emergency department magician lightens the spirits of every child (and sibling) with his magic tricks at the bedside, providing an age-appropriate gift to each patient (so the magic can continue long after the emergency department visit).