Kids now have their own emergency department at Upstate University Hospital
(PHOTO BY ABIGAIL MILLER)
Upstate University Hospital has the only emergency department specializing in pediatrics in Central New York. Now, those pediatric emergency specialists provide medical care in a space customized for kids from birth to age 19. The pediatric emergency department is separate from the main emergency department, relocated within the hospital to a unit with 20 patient examination rooms. Each of those rooms has a window and private bathroom. Medical Director Richard Cantor, MD, explains how the new space was designed to provide a comfort zone for patients, their parents and siblings during what can be a time of great stress.