i feel awkward reviewing children's hospital's e/r in a not-so-favorable light, but i'm saying what i've seen based on my experience with them.
in a nutshell, i won't go there again unless it's something that's really child-specific and that i don't think any other hospital can adequately handle. for stitches, dislocations, ear infections, high fevers, etc. i'm sticking to swedish.
whenever i've been to children's, the wait has been SO long, even with an empty waiting area. the check-in process takes a long time and is usually done by someone on the surly side.
more importantly, last summer my baby was misdiagnosed so badly that the doc (at children's) who saw him 2 days later for the same ailment was almost pissed, asking where he was seen previously. and she was shocked to find out that he was seen right there at children's.
i know that there's triage and that they'll take the really sick kids first - that's a given. but the last few times i've had to take one of my kids there, the wait was really really long for something that took about 8 seconds to fix. and when i asked when we'd be seen, the staff was dismissive and wouldn't give us an answer.