Specialized emergency room for children

Kids are always in motion, and sometimes that motion results in an injury or illness. If your child is in need of immediate medical attention, bring him or her to the pediatric ER at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree for expert, compassionate care.

Our pediatric ER is open 24/7 and staffed with specialists ready to treat any emergency.

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As part of the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children network, Sky Ridge offers comprehensive pediatric care and emergency services.

Our pediatric emergency room is separate from our main ER and is located adjacent to the Women's Hospital entrance in the Sky Ridge Hospital Evergreen Building. We are open 24/7 and staffed with experienced pediatric doctors and nurses prepared to treat any medical emergency.

Take a tour of our pediatric emergency room

Pediatric ER amenities

The pediatric ER was specially designed for children. At Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Sky Ridge, you will find:

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  • “Ouchless” ER experience with pain- and anxiety-reducing techniques
  • Ambulance access and 11 private patient rooms
  • Doctors, nurses and techs who only work with children
  • Access to care 24/7
  • Kid-friendly waiting room
  • Pediatric-specific medical equipment
  • Pediatric radiologists and anesthesiologists
  • Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children multispecialty physician suite for:

Should your child need to be admitted to Sky Ridge after receiving care in our pediatric ER, we provide continuity of care through our kid-friendly pediatric inpatient unit.

First Call® for Children has the answers to your after-hours medical questions 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Monday to Friday and 24 hours on weekends and holidays. Call us at (303) 563-3000.

A stress-free pediatric ER experience for families

Going to the ER can be stressful and scary for children. That is why our Lone Tree pediatric ER uses RxPlainER—a tablet that explains care and treatment to pediatric patients through carefully crafted videos. RxPlainER also sends instant messages to update patients and provides profiles on the nursing staff and doctors.

This system facilitates communication and entertainment in an easy, efficient way. While waiting for results, patients may browse the internet, view health-related videos, watch shows or play age-appropriate games. It serves as a fun distraction for children during procedures and allows our pediatric specialists to focus on what they do best—caring for kids.

When the fear factor is eliminated from an ER visit, so is much of the stress that comes along with it. This system increases efficiency, patient satisfaction and understanding. It helps families understand what to expect next in their ER visit and better understand care instructions upon returning home.

Pediatric inpatient unit

If your child gets admitted to Sky Ridge Medical Center after being seen in our pediatric emergency room, our pediatric inpatient unit provides continuity of care and serves as a safe, fun and comfortable place to heal.

We offer children staying with us at Sky Ridge direct access to pediatric experts from a wide range of specialties, from cardiology and ENT to orthopedics and neurology.

For more information about our pediatric inpatient unit, please call (720) 225-KIDZ (5362).