NASHVILLE, TN — The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial celebrated the grand opening of its new pediatric emergency room with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. Experts in pediatric emergencies will provide enhanced, around-the-clock care at this new facility, which officially opened its doors to patients on Monday, July 24.

“As an ER doctor and as a mom, I know how important it is to have access to fast and convenient child-specific emergency care,” said Dr. Sheila McMorrow, pediatric ER medical director at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial. “Children have unique medical needs and the opening of our new, state-of-the-art, full-service, child-friendly pediatric emergency department will help ensure kids and their parents have greater access to high-quality, pediatric emergency care.”

For the last several years, TriStar Centennial saw a substantial increase in the number of pediatric patients at its emergency room. This new facility will be dedicated exclusively to the emergency treatment of children in supporting the growing needs of the community.

“As Nashville continues to grow, it is more important than ever to provide our patients with increased options for care,” said Joann Ettien, chief operating officer at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial. “That is why I am so proud to announce the opening of our new pediatric ER. Day or night, this facility will deliver superior care tailored to the specific needs of pediatric patients.”

Full-time, board certified and fellowship trained pediatric emergency medicine physicians will staff the 6,000-square-foot facility, which houses seven beds and cutting-edge equipment designed for pediatric patients.

The ribbon-cutting celebration is open to the public with tours and refreshments provided.

For more information about The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial or the new pediatric emergency room, visit Summit Medical Center.

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