Children's Hospital of Wisconsin re-verified as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has been re-verified as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the hospital's expertise in providing the highest level of care to injured patients, from newborns through adolescents. The hospital first became designated as a Level I Trauma Center in May 2001. Children's Hospital is one of only two Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Wisconsin.
Key elements of Level I Pediatric Trauma Center status include:
- Trauma surgeons, medical specialists and subspecialists must be in the hospital and available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
- Specialized facilities, including emergency services and an operating room dedicated to and ready for trauma cases. Neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, specially trained trauma nurses, anesthesia services, intensive care units, rehabilitation services, CT and other imaging facilities available for trauma patients at any time of the day or night.
- A trauma director, trauma registry, coordinator, outreach programs and organized research effort to help direct new innovations in trauma care.