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Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Sadowsky Family Pediatric Emergency Department

At Baystate Children’s Hospital, we know that kids are not just little adults. They have unique needs, especially when it comes to emergency care. Our Sadowsky Family Pediatric Emergency Department – staffed with board certified pediatric emergency specialists – is the only one of its kind in western Massachusetts. It includes:

  • A separate triage and waiting area, separate from the adult emergency room
  • 18 treatment rooms for the privacy and comfort of children and their families
  • Dedicated children's imaging, assessment, and resuscitation areas
  • Child Life specialists, who help children and their families understand what is happening through play, support, and education.

About the Pediatric ED

The Sadowsky Family Pediatric Emergency Department opened in December 2012 as part of the broader expansion of Baystate Medical Center’s Emergency Department. It is the region’s only dedicated pediatric triage and urgent-care area for young people up to age 18.

With colorful and playful décor and accents, including child-sized furniture, the children’s ED is intended to make kids feel comforted, soothed and safe even amid urgent health challenges. And of course, The Wellies, Baystate Children’s Hospital’s animated ambassadors of health and wellness, are also part of the experience.