Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Phoenix, Arizona – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, a U.S. News and World Report “Best Children’s Hospital,” today announced the opening of a new Emergency Department (ED) and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, which will feature connected solutions from Philips. In its 15-year, long-term, strategic agreement, Phoenix Children’s collaborates with Philips to further drive clinical excellence and improve the patient and staff experience. The new, $40 million, 42,000-square-foot ED, will dramatically increase Phoenix Children’s emergency and trauma care capacity while meeting the demands of Arizona’s burgeoning pediatric population.
Providing critical imaging of traumatic injuries
Phoenix Children’s new ED and Trauma Center offers access to the full breadth and depth of Philips’ advanced medical solutions for the emergency environment, including imaging systems in computed tomography (CT), digital radiography, ultrasound and IntelliVue patient monitors that allow a clinician to see lab results right from a patient’s bedside. It is the second pediatric hospital in the nation, and the fourth in the world, to offer access to Philips IQon Spectral CT scanner, which provides critical imaging of traumatic injuries, tumors, vascular structures and infections with a single CT scan, thereby allowing earlier diagnosis and helping providers refine their treatment strategy.
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“Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death among Arizona children between the ages of 1 and 16, which is why highly specialized emergency and trauma services are some of the biggest priorities for our team,” said Dr. Richard Towbin, Chief of Radiology at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. “We are fortunate to work with a partner like Philips who understands the complexity of treating children. With cutting edge technology like the IQon Spectral CT, we can make quicker diagnoses with very low-dose, highly detailed scans. Our new center paired with these technologies will help us continue to safely monitor and examine patients, and ultimately save the lives of more children.”
Set up to accommodate 100,000 patients each year
Phoenix Children’s original ED and Trauma Center was designed to treat 22,000 children annually, but saw more than 83,000 patients last year alone. With Arizona’s expanding population, the Hospital strategically planned for the needs of this growing community, building the new center with the capacity to accommodate 100,000 patients each year.