May 19, 2011 12:53 PM by Tonya LaCoste

Kids ER at Women's & Children's Hospital Achieves Gold Bear Designation

LAFAYETTE, LA - May 18, 2011 - Kathy Bobbs, CEO of Women's & Children's Hospital, announces Gold Bear Designation for the Kids ER at Women's & Children's Hospital presented by the Louisiana Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Governor's Advisory Council.

The Kids ER at Women's & Children's Hospital is the only facility in the Acadiana region and the second facility in Louisiana to meet new pediatric care standards of excellence set forth by the state and to receive this recognition. Gold Bear status is a designation of EMSC and the Louisiana EMSC Governor's Advisory Council Hospital Recognition Program.

Gold Bear status is evaluated based on board certifications of physicians, pediatric safety program implementation, physician and nurse emergency department staff designations, and other areas of pediatric emergency care. "This certification reinforces a parent's decision to bring their child to our pediatric ER," said Bobbs. "It calls attention to the fact that our Kids ER has the appropriate medical staff, training, equipment, and is qualified to provide world-class care for kids." ### L to R: Kathy Bobbs, Women's & Children's Hospital CEO; Debra Huffman, Louisiana Office of Public Health - Bureau of Emergency Medical Services EMSC Coordinator; Dr. Rebecca Doise, Women's & Children's Hospital Medical Director; Jayme Smalley, Women's & Children's Hospital Emergency Services Director



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