JCHC Recognized as Pediatric Receiving Facility

September 28, 2021

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The Emergency Department at the Johnson County Healthcare Center has been recognized as a “Pediatric Receiving Facility,” meaning it is equipped with the required specialized tools, training and preparedness for children receive the best care possible, according to a release from the JCHC.

Haley Odenbach, JCHC ER manager, said “We were already meeting all of the criteria, meeting all the qualifications and the staff was educated appropriately, but having this designation, both statewide and nationally, allows the community to know that we are prepared to care for any pediatric emergency. It’s important for us to be able to care for all ages in the community to the best of our ability.”

The Wyoming Department of Health’s Pediatric Recognition program, ensures services, equipment, disaster preparedness and staff competencies are in place in a facility that may treat an acutely injured or ill child in Wyoming.

Luke Senden, JCHC CEO said, “We are extremely proud of our Emergency Department team for earning this designation. Taking care of the community is our priority, and this is another tool in our toolbelt to ensure that we are offering the best care.”

More information on the National Pediatric Readiness Project, can be found at

Additional information about the Wyoming recognition program can be obtained by contacting the Office of EMS at

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