Phoenix Children’s original ED and Trauma Center was designed to treat 22,000 children annually, but saw more than 83,000 patients last year alone. With Arizona’s expanding population, the Hospital strategically planned for the needs of this growing community, building the new center with the capacity to accommodate 100,000 patients each year.
“Phoenix Children’s ED and Trauma Center is one of the busiest pediatric centers nationwide, which made it very important for them to gather insights from clinical teams while researching usage and workflow,” said Brent Shafer, CEO of Philips North America. “By utilizing new, relevant, connected solutions and services from Philips in their ED and Trauma Center, Phoenix Children’s will expand its high standards of care to meet the growing pediatric needs of the community, providing a better experience for its patients and clinical teams. The Hospital’s teams are at the frontier of using technology to make a meaningful difference in local communities, breaking down organizational boundaries and moving closer to seamless care.”
Recent research from Philips and the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences reveals key ED insights, including how access to primary care can lower ED usage. Phoenix Children’s agrees with the findings in this research, and has made investments in its ED and Trauma Center, as well as its accountable care organization, Phoenix Children’s Care Network (PCCN). PCCN is an alliance of more than 1,000 pediatric primary care providers and specialists from across the state committed to providing Arizona children the care they need to live healthy lives and avoid more trips to the ED. The full Philips research report is available for download here.
The ED and Trauma Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is open to the public as of September 20, 2017.
For more information on the full suite of Philips clinical informatics and imaging solutions being utilized in the new ED, visit this website and follow @Philips.