- Written by kcho1
The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at SBH Health System functions in a physically separate specialized facility dedicated to the emergency care of children 24 hours a day. The new physical expansion of the Pediatric Emergency Department has created a large patient and staff friendly environment in which patient care is optimized. For each of the past 5 years, there has been a substantial growth in outpatient volume. During 2015, there were approximately 20,000 pediatric patient visits. The case mix of patients seen in the Pediatric Emergency Department is impressive and ranges from simple to extremely complex medical, surgical, and trauma-related problems. SBH Health System is a New York State designated Level 1 Regional Trauma Center, which provides residents with firsthand experience in the evaluation, treatment and management of pediatric trauma patients.