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Centra Lynchburg General Hospital Achieves Outstanding Pediatric Readiness Score

Published on Monday January 29, 2024

Centra Lynchburg General Hospital, recognized as a Level II trauma center, engaged in the National Pediatric Readiness Project (NPRP) Assessment, achieving an impressive score of 92 out of 100 in 2023. 

This initiative which is designed to enhance emergency care in U.S. hospitals, assesses readiness through comprehensive evaluations of care coordination, personnel, quality improvement, patient safety, policies, procedures and the availability of essential equipment. 

Highlighted by a 2023 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, hospitals with high pediatric readiness, like Centra, contribute to lower mortality rates for children with injuries and medical conditions—both during hospitalization and up to one year thereafter. 

The Pediatric Teams at Centra are committed to delivering exceptional emergency care and have meticulously developed standardized protocols. These protocols, applied systemwide, address cases ranging from asthma to diabetic ketoacidosis, ensuring optimal care for our region's youngest patients.