Coming Soon – Full Throttle Emergency Speediatrics

  • by Ashley.wohlford
  • July 19, 2021
  • Categories: Blog, Mom Mental Health and Wellbeing, Podcast, Press Release, Uncategorized, Video

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (June 30, 2021) – Renovations are under way on our Halifax Health Acute Care Pediatric Unit. A comprehensive pediatric emergency program will be launched in the fall of 2021, providing specialized emergency care with a seamless transition of care to pediatric acute care, for the safety and oversight of our pediatric patients in Volusia and Flagler Counties. Halifax Health has reimagined the entire way children are cared for in the Emergency Department and the hospital.

Every child who comes to Halifax Health Emergency Department in Daytona Beach, will be seen by a board-certified pediatric specialist – seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. “By redesigning the pediatric unit so that children being seen in the Emergency Department as well as children who are hospitalized, can be cared for on opposite sides of the same unit, means that specially trained pediatric staff can be shared by both units,” said Dr. Steven Viel, Medical Director, Emergency Services. Dr. Viel added “No matter what time of day, or what day of the week your child needs us, we will have a specialized team of doctors and nurses specifically trained in pediatric emergency medicine to care for children. We are here for your family.”

Any children in need of emergency care will be brought in through the existing emergency department entrance and assessed by specialized nursing staff to ensure they are safe to be escorted directly to our acute care pediatric unit, the Halifax Health – Betty Jane France Center for Pediatrics, located on the 6th floor of the Fountain Building.  Children needing immediate care prior to being escorted to the pediatric unit will be taken to a dedicated room in the main emergency department first, where they will be met by both our emergency physician and pediatric team. Children being sent in for admission by their pediatrician or family physician can bypass the main emergency department and go directly to the pediatric unit on the 6th floor.

Halifax Health offers the area’s only level III Neonatal ICU, the area’s only child and adolescent behavioral services, and now the only Acute Care Pediatric Unit with 24-hour a day pediatrics specialists.

Please visit Halifax Health Full Throttle Kid Care to learn more about Halifax Health Acute Care Pediatric Hospital Services.

About Halifax Health

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit


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