New Pediatric Emergency Center Opens

On Thursday, a newly renovated emergency center opened at UK Hospital specifically designed for children.

The Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center is a renovated section of the hospital's existing emergency center.

The center is equipped with 6 beds, a waiting room and a sedation room, set aside for young patients.

It is only the second pediatric emergency department in the state.

Last year, the emergency department at UK Hospital treated 45,000 patients, 10,000 of those were children. That's why hospital officials say the new center was so important.

A brand new pediatric department is scheduled to open at the hospital in August of 2010.

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