Children's Pediatric Group - Emergency Department

Children's Pediatric Group - Emergency Department

2018 W Clinch Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916
Hours Open 24 Hours

The Scott M. Niswonger Pediatric Emergency Department is open for all types of emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Emergency Department at East Tennessee Children's Hospital provides highly specialized, emergency care for infants, children and teens. Because we treat more children needing emergency care than anyone else in East Tennessee, our doctors and nurses are equipped to treat everything from minor injuries to major medical concerns. We understand we are caring for patients who need a special kind of treatment - not only to make them well, but to also make them feel comfortable and safe.

"We know that emergency department visits are scary and we have staff that's specially trained in trying to alleviate that discomfort."
-Dr. Ryan Redman, M.D.

Our dedicated medical team is led by a group of board-certified pediatric emergency medicine doctors. And our nurses and other team members all have special interest, knowledge and skill in the emergency medical care of children. Our Emergency Department team works closely with all other specialty departments in the hospital, including radiology, surgery and child life services, to provide coordinated, comprehensive and child-friendly care.

Emergency Care Suited For Kids

We handle more than 72,000 emergency visits a year - averaging 200 patients each day - and are ready to treat children 24/7, 365 days a year. In our Emergency Department, children are protected from potentially frightening adult emergencies and inappropriate situations. Non-urgent patients are sent to a separate area within the Emergency Department during evenings and weekends.

As a parent, you never want to think of your child being injured. However, if your child is involved in an accident, he needs emergency care quickly and in an environment that's best suited for him. But how do you know if your child needs to go to the doctor or the hospital? The staff at East Tennessee Children's Hospital's Emergency Department offers the following advice for when a child should see their primary care provider or be taken immediately to Children's Hospital's Emergency Department.