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The Next Generation Fund provides capital assistance to the Next Generation group initiatives at UM BWMC. One of these initiatives is to fund a designated waiting area in the Emergency Department for pediatric patients.  A pediatric waiting area in the Emergency Department offers a special place for pediatric patients and their families separate from the general population waiting area. The goal of a pediatric waiting area is to reduce a young child’s anxiety and fear about their emergency department visit, creating the best possible patient and family experience. We anticipate the pediatric waiting area opening in June 2019.