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CCMH Recognized as a Pediatric Receiving Facility

CCMH Recognized as a Pediatric Receiving Facility

GILLETTE, WY – Campbell County Health’s (CCH) Campbell County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) has been recognized as a Pediatric Receiving Facility by the Wyoming Department of Health’s Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) and Wyoming Hospital Preparedness programs.

“Children require specialized tools, training and preparedness to make sure they get the best care possible, when they need it the most,” said Brandon Kelley, Wyoming EMSC program manager. “The pediatric recognition program is intended to organize the work that Wyoming’s emergency departments do every day for our state’s kids.”

The Wyoming Pediatric Recognition Program is an evidence-based approach to ensuring minimum services, equipment, disaster preparedness and staff competencies are in place in a facility that may treat an acutely injured or ill child in Wyoming. The program is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) state partnership grant and completely voluntary.

“The team at Campbell County Memorial Hospital saw this as something they had to do for the people they serve,” said Brandon. “They committed to meeting the measures in the program, trained, organized and closed every gap we found in the process, not because they had to, but because they saw the benefit and decided to accept nothing less.”

“We are very proud of the Emergency Department team for pursuing and successfully achieving the Pediatric Readiness designation,” said Misty Robertson, DNP, RN, FACHE, Chief Nursing Officer. “This demonstrates to our community our expertise, preparedness, and capability to care for children at CCMH.”

The aim of Wyoming’s Pediatric Facility Recognition Program is to ensure that the great work done in our emergency departments is recognized in a way that shows the commitment the local staff and hospitals have for the pediatric population of our state.

“We know that our hospitals take great care of our sick and injured kids, this program gives the facility a chance to show it by increasing their scores on the National Pediatric Readiness Project,” said Brandon.

More information on the National Pediatric Readiness Project, Wyoming’s past performance, and upcoming measurements can be found here.

Photo: “Our department worked hard for this recognition to make sure that we have the right-sized equipment, supplies and training to take care of our pediatric patients.” ~ Raelyn Rozier, RN, CCMH Emergency Department