Click here to see a list of certified hospitals
Best Care for Kids is home to Pediatric-Prepared Emergency Care, a voluntary program recognizing hospitals that have demonstrated their ability to stabilize and/or manage pediatric medical emergencies. AzAAP’s voluntary certification program recognizes hospitals that meet specific criteria for personnel training, equipment, and facilities that support optimal care for ill or injured infants, children, and teens. Pediatric-Prepared Emergency Care is a partnership between hospitals, physicians, nurses, emergency personnel and the Emergency Medical Services for Children program at the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Pediatric-Prepared Emergency Care opened for membership in 2011. You don't need to be certified to become a member.
Click here to see a list of our members
Certification is available for three levels of care:
Prepared Plus Care
Prepared Advanced Care
Membership Applications and/or Certification Applications are also available for download.
This initiative is funded, in part, by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health (BWCH), Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program and supported by member hospitals.
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For more information contact:
Director: Peggy Stemmler, MD, MBA, FAAP Program Coordinator: Teresa Salama