Over the years, my wife and I have visited a few emergency rooms with our daughters. In fact, one of the girls needed to go to Shore Medical Center's Emergency Department shortly after we went to its grand opening about 10 years ago.

We've always had great experiences with Shore Medical Center; their leadership and staff truly are dedicated to high-quality, safe and compassionate care year-round. But as we enter another holiday season, I wanted to remind my fellow parents that Shore Medical Center's ER has a designated Pediatric Care Center, complete with:

  • Pediatricians and neonatologists, plus board-certified emergency department physicians, on-site around the clock
  • Pediatric emergency nurses with fun themed nurses stations
  • Four state-of-the-art treatment rooms
  • Five patient rooms designed with children in mind
  • A play area and a Ronald McDonald family lounge

On top of that, they have a new sensory-friendly program for children on the autism spectrum or with a sensory processing disorder. Launched on World Autism Awareness Day (April 2, 2021), the program was developed in partnership with the Atlantic County Special Services School District to address care from the second a family walks in the door until the time they are discharged. They want to make the whole hospital experience less overwhelming for children with sensory processing issues.

Often, emergency room visits increase during the holiday season, so if your family finds themselves with a medical issue on hand — rest assured that Shore Medical Center has the highly trained, caring staff you need to get your little one on the way to feeling better.

Learn more on Shore Medical Center's website here.