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Cincinnati Children’s Opens New Emergency Department and Urgent Care

Hospital operates one of the busiest pediatric emergency departments in the country

Saturday, November 06, 2021

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center opened a new Emergency Department and Urgent Care on the main campus in Avondale today at 5 a.m.

Located on Lower Level 2 in the new Critical Care Building, also known as Location G, the Emergency Department encompasses 90,000 square feet—triple the size of the previous one. That provides more space to care for patients, enables convenient access to essential medical services, and includes state-of-the-art mental health treatment rooms.

The new facility also features embedded imaging services so pediatric patients can receive MRIs, X-rays, CT scans or ultrasounds without the need to travel to a separate building. Patients and families receiving care in the Emergency Department and Urgent Care will be able to fill medications at the onsite 24-hour pharmacy.

“We heard from our patients and families early on in the design process about how we can improve upon their experience when coming to the Emergency Department, and we incorporated their feedback,” said Steve Davis, MD, chief operating officer at Cincinnati Children’s. “By having imaging, pharmacy, and labs at one location, patients can get everything done in our new Emergency Department and not have to go elsewhere in the hospital. This new location offers great care alongside great convenience.”

Typically, Cincinnati Children’s main campus has over 100,000 visits annually to the Emergency Department and Urgent Care, making the hospital one of the busiest in the nation. Our pediatric emergency services team cares for children and teens with a broad range of illnesses and injuries—from simple medical emergencies to complex trauma cases that include car accidents and brain injuries as well as the ever-increasing number of youths experiencing a mental health crisis.

Patients with behavioral or mental health concerns will receive care in one of 12 new treatment rooms dedicated to their specialized needs. Across the new department, spaces and processes were specially designed to improve safety and efficiency as well as offer the best in patient and family centered care.

The ED will also feature:

  • Sixty treatment rooms, including five trauma bays.
  • A decontamination center.
  • A research lab.
  • Two trauma elevators with direct access to the helipad and intensive care.

Garage parking for the new Emergency Department and Urgent Care is open and accessible at 3401 Burnet Ave.

Contact Information

Shannon Kettler
shannon.kettler@cchmc.org