Pediatric Emergency Department
Stanford Hospital & Clinics
300 Pasteur Drive, Room H1260
Stanford, CA 94305
|Phone: (650) 723-4422
Our team and facility are equipped to handle a wide range of medical problems. We treat anything from:
- Infectious conditions such as colds, acute gastroenteritis, croup and bronchiolitis
- Chronic, recurrent illnesses such as asthma, sickle cell disease, cancer, hemophilia, AIDS or seizures
- Acute traumatic injuries
- Critical illnesses
View the Pediatric Emergency Department reference card to print out phone numbers and a map (PDF).
Pediatric emergency department exam room
Photo by Douglas L. Peck
When children and their parents arrive at our facility, they follow a blue river pattern in the floor from the adult emergency room to the pediatric area. Once they are in the pediatric area, we have play activities, movies and games to reduce a child’s anxiety and fear about their emergency department visit.
Our seven exam rooms have televisions and iMac computers with children’s games, music, movies and Internet access. Each room is also equipped with monitors that are linked to the central nursing station. This allows our team to constantly observe the child’s vital signs.
Two of our exam rooms can function as isolation rooms for children with communicable diseases. We also have a critical care area to treat our most critically ill or injured patients.
The pediatric waiting room is stocked with children’s toys and activities and free wireless Internet access for parents who bring their own laptop computers. A big screen television in the waiting room shows short cartoons and informational materials.
Dr. Bernard Dannenberg
Paula Miller, RN, is our Pediatric Nurse Educator. She educates our patients and their parents to make sure they have the information to care for the child at home. She will also train and direct a new generation of pediatric emergency nurses.
Colleen O’Connor is our Child Life Specialist. Colleen prepares children for procedures and acts as the liaison between the staff and the parents.
Meet Our Patients
After Alexandre Acra cut his forearm on a broken window, the Pediatric Emergency Department, Hand and Upper Limb team, and Occupational Therapy all contributed to a successful surgery and recovery.