Our ER puts your child first

The last place you want to be is in an ER with your child, but accidents and illness happen, especially with children. When you come to Hanover Emergency Center in Mechanicsville, you are choosing an emergency room that understands the unique needs of children and puts their comfort first.

When your child needs medical attention, Hanover Emergency Center has the pediatric expertise they require, in a warm and caring environment. Private, pediatric-themed rooms designed for our youngest patients provide families with a soothing atmosphere during their ER visit. All of our treatment takes place behind closed doors ensuring complete patient confidentiality.

Hanover Emergency Center also uses the Broselow System, ensuring an extra level of safety in an emergency. This system allows us to instantly access proper pediatric dosing, improve the speed and accuracy in acute preparation and administration of drug and reduce potential medical errors for your child.

Advanced pediatric medicine

To ensure the most advanced care is given to your child, our medical staff is entirely certified in these pediatric-specific emergency courses:

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training is a joint venture between the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics to provide a higher level of education to first responders who treat seriously ill or injured children.

Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)

Developed by the Emergency Nurses Association, the Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) aims to improve the care of the pediatric patient by increasing the knowledge, skill and confidence of emergency nurses. The training encourages a systematic approach to initial assessment and treatment, which can vary in young individuals based on age and developmental stages.

Hospital admission

If your child’s illness is serious enough to warrant a transfer, we offer direct admission to Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, which has a full-service pediatric ER, pediatric inpatient unit and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).