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Kids and seniors get a little extra t-l-c in the ER and trauma center

Jul 10, 2013 -- 7:00am

Saint Francis Medical Center’s Level III Emergency and Trauma Center is now offering a designated children’s space that features special exam areas and equipment to treat children of all ages. Artist Liz Richter designed and painted five murals, each depicting a different scene.  The kid-friendly atmosphere allows for a calming, private environment for both children and their parents or caregivers, easing the stress and anxiety of an emergency room visit. Eighteen percent of patients in Saint Francis’ emergency department are children—and you can see photos of the murals on our website at 960kzim.com. Saint Francis has also made senior-friendly modifications to address the region’s aging population. The space offers thicker mattresses, higher chairs, large-print forms, guardrails and nonskid flooring, allowing seniors to be more comfortable and return to the highest quality of life as quickly as possible. Special family lounges are also available for family members of Emergency and Trauma Center patients.

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