Emergency Department (ED) Affiliation Program

Goal of the ED Affiliation Program at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

The mission of UPMC Children’s Hospital’s ED Affiliation Program is to establish a collaborative network of hospitals to provide quality pediatric emergency care for all children in the region through a combination of:

  • Outreach
  • Oversight
  • Direct service delivery
  • Advocacy
  • Academic success
  • Business development

Affiliation with UPMC Children’s Hospital gives hospitals the ability to provide each pediatric emergency patient in your Emergency Department with the right care, by the right provider, in the right place, at the right time. 

Our program aligns with a broad national movement to increase pediatric emergency readiness in every emergency department. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) have released joint policy statements (most recently in 2018) that guide these efforts.

Our Commitment

Our commitment to you and your patients:

  • To develop a meaningful relationship to help you provide top quality care for your pediatric emergency patients
  • Provide an array of services uniquely tailored to your needs and the needs of your local pediatric population
  • To develop our partnership so your Emergency Department is the first step in the continuum of UPMC Children’s care

UPMC Children's ED Clinical Care Guidelines

We worked with all relevant subspecialty experts at UPMC Children's Hospital on the below guidelines.

They show consensus and evidence-based care plans, which we'll sometimes update to reflect the latest standards of care. We've made some small changes to the original guidelines to apply more to the ED provider.

Head Injury Management CEG 408.01 (PDF)

Contact Us

If you'd like to be part of the affiliation program or want to learn more, email us at affiliation@chp.edu.

Stephen Janofsky, MD
Director of Outreach for Pediatric Emergency Care

Melony Murray, MSN, RN, CPEN, CPN
Programmatic Nurse Specialist