East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to open renovated ER lobby

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – The East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s newly renovated Emergency Department lobby is set to open to patients and families Wednesday afternoon.

The expanded lobby will allow the hospital to safely separate sick and injured patients and create a comforting, inviting space for children.

“Any trip to the emergency department, by definition, is unplanned and is stressful. So, you already have people who are coming in and already upset about the disruption of their day, they are upset about the logistics of getting there, but most importantly they are upset about their child being sick. So, having an environment where that is a welcoming, comforting environment is really important and kind of sets the stage for the entire visit,” Children’s Hospital ER Director, Dr. Ryan Redman, said.

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