Verified Trauma Centers

Statistics show that an injured child has a 25% better chance of surviving if they are treated at a Trauma Center.  [13] 

The COT's Consultation/Verification Program for Hospitals promotes the development of trauma centers in which participants provide not only the hospital resources necessary for trauma care, but also the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all injured patients.

This includes caring for the injured child before they reach the hospital, during transport, in the emergency department, operating room, pediatric ICU, hospital, during rehabilitation and follow-up care. This type of treatment involves collaboration by a number of professionals including; surgeons, non-surgeon specialists, nurses, therapists, social workers, EMS, transport teams, hospital administration, researchers, injury prevention specialists and many others.

Below is a list of Pediatric Trauma Centers in the United States verified by the American College of Surgeons: 

Verified Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers 


  1. Arkansas Children's Hospital, AR
  2. Phoenix Children's Hospital, AZ
  3. Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, CA
  4. Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, CA
  5. Rady Children's Hospital, CA
  6. Stanford University Medical Center, CA
  7. UC Davis Children's Hospital, CA
  8. The Children's Hospital, CO
  9. Connecticut Children's Medical Center, CT
  10. Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, CT
  11. Tampa General Hospital Children's Medical Center, FL
  12. University of Iowa Children's Hospital, IA
  13. Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, IN
  14. Kosair Children's Hospital, KY
  15. University of Kentucky Children's Hospital, KY
  16. Children's Hospital Boston, MA
  17. Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, MA
  18. Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, MA
  19. UMASS Memorial Children's Medical Center, MA
  20. C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, MI
  21. Children's Hospital of Michigan, MI
  22. Spectrum Health - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, MI
  23. Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, MN
  24. Hennepin County Medical Children's Hospital, MN
  25. Regions Hospital / Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, MN
  26. Saint Marys Hospital - Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital, MN
  27. St. Louis Children's Hospital, MO
  28. Brenner Children's Hospital, NC
  29. UNC Hospitals - North Carolina Children's Hospital, NC
  30. Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, NY
  31. Cincinnati Children's Hospital, OH
  32. Nationwide Children's Hospital, OH
  33. Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, OH
  34. The Children's Hospital of Oklahoma University Medical Center, OK
  35. Hasbro Children's Hospital, RI
  36. LeBonheur Children's Hospital, TN
  37. Children's Medical Center, TX
  38. Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, TX
  39. Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, TX
  40. Texas Children's Hospital, TX
  41. Primary Children's Hospital, UT
  42. Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
  43. Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  44. American Family Children's Hospital at the University of WI, WI
  45. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, WI
    Revised July 9th, 2014

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

In Pennsylvania, requirements for Level 1 PTC

  • Able to treat severely injured children 24/7
  • OR always available w/ pediatric anesthesiologists and nurses
  • All doctors/nurses have special training in pediatrics as well as undergoing continuing education
  • Improvement and education
  • Prevention efforts/education efforts for community
  • Research on trauma

http://www.chop.edu/service/trauma-center/level-1-center-treating-severely-injured-children.html