The Record Special Sections Health Quarterly 07-26-2020

NORTHJERSEY.COM | SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2020 | 1 Health Quarterly Urgent Care Centers Offer Non-Emergency Immediate Care n Advanced Treatments for COVID-19 n Live Streaming Lets Parents See Infants in Special Care Nursery n Hospital Team Advances the Field of Robot-Assisted Surgery ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO JULY 26, 2020 PHOTO COURTESY OF PASCAL SKWARA/GETTY IMAGES Hospitals in northern New Jersey are going to great lengths to reassure parents that their infants and children are safe and will be lovingly care for in pediatric-specific environments when they are brought to the hospitals in need of emergency care. What to Expect When You Take Your Child to the ER Putting Your COVID-19 Fears to Rest By NANCY COHEN Special to Health Quarterly Let’s face it, a hospital can be a scary place. Even more frightening can be a trip to the Emergency Room especially when the person in need is your child. And now in the face of COVID-19, the stakes are that much higher and the concerns that much greater. With temperatures hovering close to 90 degrees, the excitement of water activities, fun in the sun and playing outdoors translates for those who work in a pediatric emergency room to biking and skateboard injuries, swimming accidents, sunburns and dehydration. Because no matter how careful we are about practicing safety, accidents happen, and children get sick — even during a global pandemic. Our top-ranked hospitals have remained open throughout the pandemic to care for our communities and pediatric ERs are no exception. New Jersey families are fortunate to have some of the finest hospitals in the country, all going to great lengths to ensure the safety of the youngest members. From reconfiguring pediatric emergency facilities to masked and gloved care teams, three northern New Jersey hospitals — Chilton Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center and Holy Name Medical Center — are taking extra steps to keep their pediatric Emergency Rooms open, safe and ready to provide urgent care. Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains has developed a Pediatric Hybrid Unit, one of the few in the state, combining pediatric emergency services and in-patient rooms in one unit within the hospital. With four inpatient bed rooms and seven pediatric emergency department treatment rooms, the facility is completely separate with its own entrance and exit. “Patients — newborn to age 20 — are evaluated quickly, typically See COVER STORY Page 6