The story of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and Hughes Spalding

 

by Wendy Little (wendalyn.little@emory.edu)

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is one of the largest and busiest pediatric healthcare systems in the United States. The three CHOA emergency departments collectively encounter over 200,000 visits per year and the hospitals, with their full complement of pediatric subspecialty providers, care for some of the sickest and most medically complex patients in the state and the region. While specialized pediatric healthcare in Atlanta dates back to the early 1900s, there were no pediatric emergency departments and no pediatric emergency specialists in Atlanta until the mid 1980’s The growth of emergency medical care for children in Atlanta over the past 30 years has been phenomenal! Continue reading

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