Contact: Diane Martin
With the designation, the Emergency Department at Queen of the Valley Hospital
in West Covina will continue to serve emergency pediatric patients
WEST COVINA, Calif. – Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital’s Emergency Department has been designated as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) by Los Angeles County Emergency Medical System (EMS) and will continue to receive pediatric patients for three more years via ambulance through the 9-1-1 system.
“Emanate Health exists to help people keep well in body, mind and spirit by providing quality health care services in a safe, compassionate environment,” said Rob Curry, Emanate Health president & chief executive officer. “Our mission is what drives our Emergency Department staff at Queen of the Valley Hospital and should give every parent the peace of mind in knowing that their child will receive the best possible care under our watch.”
EDAPs are hospitals that voluntarily meet specific standards established for the care of children aged 14 years and under. The hospitals specially trained staff is prepared to address children’s unique medical needs, which differ from those of adults. Children have a different spectrum of disease, and their smaller bodies require specialized medical procedures and equipment that take into account their size and stage of development.
The triennial licensing process reviews all aspects of care provided to pediatric patients to ensure compliance with specific EMS standards, which include care delivery, quality improvement, education, support services, equipment, supplies, medications and adherence to established policies and procedures.
The Emergency Department at Queen of the Valley Hospital first received the EDAP designation in 1985 when the county program initially first began and has been relicensed every three years since then. The hospital is also one of more than 40 such facilities in Los Angeles County.