MIAMI, FL. MCH Emergency Department physician Lou Ellen Romig, MD, has received the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) 2004 National Heroes Award for provider leadership.
The award honors Dr. Romig for her leadership in advancing the goals of the EMSC program – a national initiative designed to reduce child and youth disability and death associated with severe illness and injury.
“Dr. Romig has made a tremendous contribution to the well being of children through her service to the EMSC program. We are proud to have her as a member of the Emergency Department team,” said Richard Dellerson, MD, Administrative Director of Emergency Services at MCH.
The EMSC program strives to prevent illness and injury. When prevention fails, the program works to ensure that all states and communities have the resources necessary to deliver appropriate state-of-the-art emergency medical care to meet the needs of children and adolescents.
About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.