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Dr. Marc Futernick, medical director of emergency medicine at California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), shows off the “kid-friendly” emergency room bay.  The wall of the downtown hospital ER bay was painted by a local artist to help make pediatric patients more comfortable during their visit. This is just one of the many quality and safety measures for treating children implemented by CHMC that helped the facility earn the hospital the prestigious Kid-Qualified designation from Valley Emergency Physicians Medical Group Inc. This is the physician practice group providing emergency services to the medical center and to more than 35 hospitals in California and around the country. CHMC treats more than 12,000 children every year, and according to Dr. Futernick, “three of the most common issues in providing emergency care to children nationwide are delays in diagnosis, inconsistency in the care provided and improper medication doses,” he added. “This accomplishment conveys our team’s focus on being both high-tech and high-touch, providing rapid diagnosis, consistent care, and appropriate medication doses to our youngest patients.”

Dr. Marc Futernick, medical director of emergency medicine at California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), shows off the “kid-friendly” emergency room bay. The wall of the downtown hospital ER bay was painted by a local artist to help make pediatric patients more comfortable during their visit. This is just one of the many quality and safety measures for treating children implemented by CHMC that helped the facility earn the hospital the prestigious Kid-Qualified designation from Valley Emergency Physicians Medical Group Inc. This is the physician practice group providing emergency services to the medical center and to more than 35 hospitals in California and around the country. CHMC treats more than 12,000 children every year, and according to Dr. Futernick, “three of the most common issues in providing emergency care to children nationwide are delays in diagnosis, inconsistency in the care provided and improper medication doses,” he added. “This accomplishment conveys our team’s focus on being both high-tech and high-touch, providing rapid diagnosis, consistent care, and appropriate medication doses to our youngest patients.”