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CMN Funds Support Pediatric Emergency Rooms

On September 8, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center dedicated two new pediatric emergency rooms within the Phoebe Sumter emergency center. The rooms were made possible by donations from Children’s Miracle Network, the Jr. Service League, and the community as a whole. Community members, employees and leaders gathered in the emergency center to dedicate and celebrate the child-friendly and specialized spaces designed for pediatric care.

The mission of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is simply to help local kids, and these pediatric emergency rooms are a huge step in that direction. We are continually learning how important it is for hospitals to be kid friendly, and these rooms ensure that children will have the best experience possible during a traumatic and uncertain time. “A healthcare emergency can be a scary time for anyone, but especially for a child in an unfamiliar place,” said Brandi Lunneborg, Phoebe Sumter CEO. “These new rooms were created specifically to help the smallest members of our community feel more comfortable during an emergency.”

The new rooms feature murals with favorite cartoon movie characters and warm, child-friendly colors in addition to specialized pediatric equipment for quality patient care and educational tools for ongoing staff development towards patient-centered care. The more projects and equipment that Children’s Miracle Network is able to fund, the more children will be able to be treated locally in Americus and not have to travel to receive the best care. Phoebe is lucky to be a CMN health system!

Consider donating to Children’s Miracle Network to make projects like this possible in our community of Southwest Georgia.