Oro Valley Hospital (OVH) has become a Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care (PPEC) certified hospital by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP).

This means Oro Valley Hospital’s Emergency Room (ER) meets specific criteria and is prepared to provide emergency care resources for pediatric patients. The OVH ER staff can stabilize a child for transfer to a facility that offers more specialized pediatric care if necessary.

The PPEC certification means parents can be confident taking their children to OVH for emergency care. Oro Valley Hospital CEO Jae L. Dale said, “We’re excited about this certification as it demonstrates our commitment to provide high quality care to everyone we serve. OVH has a reputation for treating the senior population in our community and while we are proud of the care we provide older adults, we also want our community to be confident we can care for the little ones in our ER too. The PPEC recognition demonstrates the wide range of care we provide in our ER.”

To receive this certification, OVH met specific criteria for personnel training, equipment and facilities that support optimal care for ill or injured infants, children and teens.


About Oro Valley Hospital
Oro Valley Hospital (OVH) is a 146-bed, all private-room acute-care hospital where technology and skilled professionals come together to provide compassionate, customer-focused care. Key services include orthopedics, inpatient rehabilitation, cardiology, minimally invasive surgery, urology, neurology, gastroenterology, otolaryngology, cardiopulmonary testing, imaging and diagnostics, emergency medicine and a Senior Behavioral Health Unit. OVH has received a Gold Seal designation from The Joint Commission for its total knee and total hip replacement programs, is certified as a level IV trauma center, Pediatric-Prepared Emergency Care and is NICHE certified for its Senior-Friendly ER. In addition, Oro Valley Hospital operates Rancho Vistoso Urgent Care. Oro Valley Hospital is located at 1551 East Tangerine Road in Oro Valley, Arizona and Rancho Vistoso Urgent Care is located at 13101 North Oracle Road in Oro Valley, Arizona. For more information, visit www.orovalleyhospital.com.

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