|(left to right) Michael Mimoso, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer at Kimball Medical Center is joined by Barry Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnabas Health; Purvi Jethva, MD, Neonatologist/Pediatrician at Kimball; Meg Fisher, MD, Medical Director, The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center; William Dalsey, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Kimball; and Frank Vozos, MD, FACS, President and Chief Executive Officer at Monmouth Medical Center to celebrate the opening of the new Pediatric Emergency Services Program, a Service of The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center.
LAKEWOOD, N.J. – Through a new collaboration with The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, Kimball Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, has unveiled a new program to meet the needs of infants and children in its award-winning Emergency Department.
Kimball’s new Pediatric Emergency Services program, a service of The Children’s Hospital, will allow children with urgent medical illnesses to receive the immediate specialty care they require from emergency medicine physicians, with in-house board-certified neonatologist and pediatrician consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
As part of the collaboration with the Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, Kimball has provided comprehensive training and education programs for nurses and other medical professionals providing infant and pediatric care. Nursing staff have received pediatric advance life support certification, pediatric early warning signs protocols, completion of neonatal resuscitative certification and ongoing performance improvement initiatives.
According to William Dalsey, MD, FACEP, Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Kimball Medical Center, “By creating a partnership with The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, we have increased our ability to care for the full range of pediatric emergencies. We now have the capability to provide the best possible care to meet the healthcare needs of our entire community, including pediatric patients.”
In addition to instituting an ongoing quality performance review process for infant and pediatric care, Kimball’s Emergency Services team has adopted the best practices for its youngest patients as demonstrated by The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center.
“Kimball’s new Pediatric Emergency Services program offers a child-friendly environment with the highest level of pediatric emergency medical care for newborns to adolescents,” says Margaret Fisher, MD, Medical Director, The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. “We are very excited to be working in collaboration with our colleagues at Kimball Medical Center in this endeavor, which will benefit the patients and children in the surrounding communities.”
Kimball’s commitment to patient care is evidenced by its highly skilled nursing staff which holds the Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association. Magnet recognition is the highest and most prestigious international distinction a hospital can receive for nursing excellence and is considered the “gold standard” for nursing. Kimball Medical Center is only one of 383 Magnet hospitals worldwide.
For more information about Kimball Medical Center or the programs at the Center for Healthy Living, visit Kimball Medical Center or visit our Facebook page.
For more information about Monmouth Medical Center, visit http://www.barnabashealth.org/monmouth.
June 12 , 2012
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