Stony Brook's newly constructed state-of-the-art Pediatric Emergency Department, opened in November 2009, provides expert care for children in a patient- and family-centered environment. Our new facility offers expanded capacity and capabilities to meet the growing needs of Suffolk County. And, as a Level I Trauma Center, Stony Brook is equipped to treat the most severely ill and injured children.
The capabilities include:
Physicians who are board certified in pediatric emergency medicine
Experienced staff, including nurses, physician assistants and technologists with specialty pediatrics training
State-of-the-art diagnostics and technology such as the new 320-slice CT scanner, which delivers low dose radiation at extremely high speeds (thus eliminating the need for sedation or repeat scans for most children)
Negative pressure isolation rooms in which to evaluate children with potential airborne infectious diseases
An “ouch-less” environment in which a child’s pain and discomfort are immediately assessed and alleviated upon arrival