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    Pediatric Emergency Medicine

    Medical Director: Landon A. Jones, MD 

    Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 800-888-5533
    Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

    Kentucky Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Medicine is dedicated to the care and treatment of pediatric emergencies. The Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center is one of the only dedicated children’s emergency centers in the state and the only one serving Central and Eastern Kentucky. Children need specialists and equipment designed to care for their unique needs and all of the emergency medicine physicians working in the pediatric emergency center are board certified in emergency medicine. The Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center has been verified as a Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

    For more information: 859-323-5909

  • Advanced technology in use

    • Digital radiographic (X-ray) and computerized tomography (CT) capabilities are available 24 hours a day
    • Ultrasound services will be performed at bedside or in the ED ultrasound room at varying times
    • Interventional radiology, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear medicine patients will receive radiology services in the following facilities as appropriate:
      • The current Chandler Hospital Building (Pavilion H)
      • The Critical Care Tower (Pavilion HA)
      • The Gill Building (Pavilion G)
  • Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center

    On July 14, 2010, the University of Kentucky reaffirmed its commitment to children across the Commonwealth by opening the doors to the state-of-the-art Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center. Part of the new emergency department at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, the Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center offers all the advantages of our world-class emergency department, including a separate entrance for pediatric patients and child-friendly waiting and treatment areas so that children have an emergency facility dedicated to their specific and unique medical needs.

    Child-friendly atmosphere

    The waiting area is decorated in a child-oriented manner and features a play table, an interactive wall, and a computer play station area to keep children distracted and entertained while they wait. There is also a separate area for those who would prefer a quiet environment.

    Exam rooms feature smaller beds and child-friendly decorations. Each room has a flat-screen television that can be used for patient education or entertainment.


    The Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center includes:

    • 10 standard exam rooms, two high-acuity “crisis” rooms and two triage rooms
    • Private consultation rooms for families in special circumstances
    • Proximity to the UK Level 1 Trauma Center, the only one in the state verified by the American College of Surgeons for pediatric trauma patients
    • Kid-friendly decór
    • Distinct patient, staff and family areas in each exam room
    • Wi-Fi coverage in waiting areas
    • Televisions in the waiting areas and in each room for patient education and entertainment
    • Direct access to nearby radiology for efficient diagnostic evaluation
    • 24/7 support of the full range of pediatric specialists associated with Kentucky Children’s Hospital
    • Rooms with full-service capability of medical gases, exam light and monitoring. Crisis rooms with ICU booms and increased monitoring capability


  • Clinic locations 

  • Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center

    UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital Emergency Department
    1000 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536-0602

    Call 859-323-5909

  • Mailing address

    The Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center
    1000 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536