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SVCH opens Manning room

Monday, April 28, 2008

St. Vincent Clay Hospital recently opened a new Peyton Manning Children's Hospital room.

The Indianapolis-based children's hospital has partnered with SVCH to redesign an emergency room with a pediatric focus in the emergency department.

Along with Peyton Manning Children's Hospital, St. Vincent Clay Hospital is an affiliate of St. Vincent Health, a 17-hospital system serving 45 counties throughout Central Indiana.

"We are pleased to offer a dedicated pediatric emergency room for our community's patients and families," SVCH Administrator Jerry Laue said. "Our pediatric patients will have an increased patient experience as they are treated at our new Peyton Manning Children's Hospital emergency room."

The new football-themed emergency room will be decorated with memorabilia from the Indianapolis Colts. It will feature football jerseys, photography and autographed footballs.

The children's hospital will have a total of eight emergency rooms throughout the state after it also opens rooms at St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital, St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital, St. Vincent Randolph Hospital (Winchester), St. Vincent Mercy Hospital (Elwood) and St. Vincent Jennings Hospital (North Vernon).

Hilbert Pediatric Emergency Department at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital in Indianapolis offers the expertise of specially-trained pediatric emergency medicine physicians and nurses.

The Pediatric Emergency Department also provides patients and families with the support of chaplains, pediatric pharmacists, social workers and volunteers. Each private room is equipped with a television, video games and child-friendly colors and themes.

Two radiology suites are also included in the Pediatric Emergency Department.

St. Vincent Clay Hospital has served Clay County residents since 1928.



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