Pediatric Emergency Services

When a medical emergency involves a child, choosing the right hospital can mean the difference between life and death. Lutheran Hospital, a verified level II pediatric trauma center, specializes in pediatric emergencies. A full range of medical and surgical services are available for children up to 18 years of age who are acutely ill or injured.

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The Lutheran Children's Hospital ER, an ER just for children, is adjacent to the Lutheran Hospital ER. The pediatric ER features a kid-friendly environment dedicated to meeting the unique needs and concerns of children and their families.

The new Lutheran Children’s Hospital ER features:

  • Medical director of pediatric emergency services
  • Pediatric trauma surgeon
  • Pediatric intensivist
  • Pediatric nurse practitioner
  • Specially trained nurses who care only for pediatric patients
  • Child life specialists who prepare children for medical procedures and provide comfort
  • Child-sized, advanced medical equipment
  • “Image gently” protocols that ensure radiation doses are the smallest dose possible
  • Region’s largest pediatric inpatient and intensive care units
  • Most pediatric specialists in the region
  • Direct access 24/7 to Lutheran Children’s Hospital specialists and staff
  • Multiple outpatient clinics and services just for kids
  • A separate, kid-friendly emergency department
  • A separate play area and family-centered lobby
  • Secure inpatient rooms with video games, DVD players and daybeds for parents
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LUTHERAN HEALTH NETWORK
BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER | DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL |
DUPONT HOSPITAL* | KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL* |
LUTHERAN HEALTH PHYSICIANS | LUTHERAN HOSPITAL* | MEDSTAT |
THE ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL* | REDIMED | REHABILITATION HOSPITAL* |
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL*

*A physician owned hospital.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
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Working hand-in-hand with pediatricians and specialists, Lutheran Children's Hospital offers families expert pediatric medical care in an environment filled with imagination and color. The Lutheran Children's Hospital is located inside Lutheran Hospital at 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 435-2699.

*ER wait times are door to clinical professional and can change quickly depending on the urgency of patients that arrive by ambulance. Lutheran Health Network provides care to patients with life-threatening illnesses first.

Lutheran Hospital is owned in part by physicians.

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