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Hospital Recognition for Pediatric Emergencies

The percent of hospitals with an Emergency Department (ED) recognized through a statewide, territorial, or regional standardized program that are able to stabilize and/or manage pediatric medical emergencies.

Goal for Performance Measure by 2022

25% of hospitals are recognized as part of a statewide, territorial, or regional standardized program that are able to stabilize and/or manage pediatric medical emergencies.

Why This Measure Matters

While most hospitals are more than equipped to manage emergency medical situations in adults, fewer are prepared to handle the unique challenges presented by pediatric medical emergencies. By providing a standardized format by which Emergency Departments may be measured, the state will be able to recognize these facilities for their achievement, as well as help facilities who are not recognized overcome their barriers to reach certification for themselves.