pediatric emergency department

St. Mary's Pediatric Emergency Department

St. Mary’s Hospital has the West End’s only dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department. It is staffed by board-certified physicians trained in pediatric emergency medicine, and offers age-appropriate medical equipment and supplies for infants, children, and young adults. St. Mary's also has pediatric subspecialists on staff and a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit should it become necessary.

For a list of Bon Secours pediatric subspecialists click here.

our treatment rooms 

Our treatment rooms are separate from the main ER and monitored at all times. So you and your child will always feel secure. We use a special device that can take a child’s blood pressure in 15 seconds, reducing their discomfort.  Our department is the only pediatric ER in the city that uses the J-Tip System for painless IV placement.  And if your child needs an X-ray, we follow the Society of Pediatric Radiology guidelines for using the lowest dose of radiation to produce the best imaging results.

physicians and nurses

Our pediatric doctors are highly qualified physicians who have received specialized training in emergency medicine and pediatrics. They’re very attuned to the acute care needs of infants, babies, children, and teens.  In addition, every nurse you encounter in our Pediatric ER is specially trained  to care for children, and will deliver your care with patience and compassion.

child life specialist 

Kids who are comfortable and relaxed often heal faster. This is the main purpose of our child life specialist, who works with the entire family to ease fears, encourage cooperation and provide information.  From providing fun distractions to offering explanations that you and your child can understand, our child life specialist will help make your ER experience the best it can be.

everything where you need it

Should your child need specialized care beyond the ER, St. Mary’s offers a comprehensive set of pediatric medical services.  In addition to our on-site laboratory, imaging services and emergency pharmacy, we offer:

  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Pediatric intensive care
  • Pediatric step down or intermediary care

St. Mary's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department
5801 Bremo Road
Richmond, VA 23226

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