Ohio EMSC Pediatric Readiness Facility Recognition Program

Emergency entrance

Accepting ED applications September 2024

The Ohio EMSC Pediatric Readiness Facility Recognition Program honors emergency departments (EDs) for meeting specific pediatric care standards. This program encourages improvements in care, enhances coordination, and ensures children receive appropriate treatment from well-prepared facilities.

Analysis of 2021 pediatric readiness national assessment results shows that EDs that participate in recognition programs had a 24-point higher median score, on average, than EDs that did not. High pediatric readiness scores are associated with improved outcomes. (Learn more about pediatric readiness here.)

Questions can be directed to the Ohio EMSC State Partnership Program Manager, Jess Davis at jessica.davis2@nationwidechildrens.org

(all dates subject to change)

Click on the tiles below to view and/or download documents about Ohio's EMSC Pediatric Readiness Facility Recognition Program

Documents & Resources

Pediatric Readiness Facility Recognition Program Slides

Click here for a PDF version of a slide deck offering a general overview of the recognition program

Ohio EMSC Pediatric Readiness Facility Recognition Program Slides - General

Pediatric Readiness Facility Recognition Program Tiers

Click here for a breakdown of the recognition tiers

Ohio EMSC Pediatric Readiness Facility Recognition Program Tiers

Pediatric Readiness Facility Recognition FAQ

Have questions? Click here for our FAQ document (last updated 7/1/24)

Ohio EMSC Pediatric Readiness Facility Recognition FAQ

Informational Webinars

Click here to view the recording of our 7/10 webinar discussing ED Pediatric Readiness, the Pediatric Readiness survey, and our new facility recognition program

Recording of 7/10/24 Ohio EMSC Update on ED Pediatric Readiness Webinar