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A trip to the emergency room can be stressful for any child – the anxiety of not feeling well, long waits, and an endless flow of techs, nurses and doctors. For a child with autism, the stress of a hospital environment can be so overwhelming that it can severely challenge the ability to give and…
Children are frequent patients at emergency rooms, and once there, they usually have to deal with adult-sized issues. Not so at Oak Hill Hospital, which opened the first dedicated pediatric emergency room in Citrus and Hernando counties last October.