Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital doubles the size of its emergency room

Written by on July 14, 2021

Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital doubles the size of its emergency room

By Brittany Sweeney

July 14, 2021

Photo | Courtesy of Lehigh Valley Health Network

The Breidegam Family Children’s ER, the region’s only 24-hour children’s emergency room, opened its doors at LVHN’s Cedar Crest campus on July 13.

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Dr. Andrew C.Miller, medical director of LVHN’s children’s emergency room says the ER serves around 22,000 pediatric patients a year.

“The new Breidegam Family Children’s ER will provide even greater access to expert pediatric emergency care, and it will enhance our ability to care for children and their families in this new space that’s built just for the kids,” Miller says.

Twice the size it was originally, the new addition takes the emergency room from 12 to 27 beds, includes a child-friendly waiting area and children won’t have to walk through an adult ER to get to the kids’ space, he says. 

The ribbon was cut on the ER expansion nearly 10 years after Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital first opened.

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