Sick and injured children of all ages arrive around the clock at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, home of the region’s only 24-hour pediatric emergency department.
On an unremarkable Tuesday in October, we sent a photographer and writer to document the medical team’s work for a full shift. From mid-afternoon until midnight, we photographed patients, parents, physicians, nurses and support staff.
None of the patients who arrived during those 9 hours suffered from severe or life-threatening conditions. Still, the time and attention physicians and nurses shared with the patients and their families revealed just how committed the team is to providing compassionate care and comfort.