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. Phoenix Children's Hospital, AZ
  2. Arkansas Children's Hospital, AR
  3. Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, CA
  4. Stanford University Medical Center, CA
  5. UC Davis Children's Hospital, CA
  6. Rady Children's Hospital, CA
  7. The Children's Hospital, CO
  8. Connecticut Children's Medical Center, CT
  9. Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, CT
  10. Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  11. Tampa General Hospital Children's Medical Center, FL
  12. Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, IN
  13. University of Iowa Children's Hospital, IA
  14. University of Kentucky Children's Hospital, KY
  15. Kosair 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. Saint Marys Hospital - Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital, MN
  26. Regions Hospital / Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, MN
  27. St. Louis Children's Hospital, MO
  28. Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, NY
  29. Brenner Children's Hospital, NC
  30. UNC Hospitals - North Carolina Children's Hospital, NC
  31. Cincinnati Children's Hospital, OH
  32. Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, OH
  33. Nationwide 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. Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, TX
  38. Children's Medical Center, TX
  39. Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, TX
  40. Texas Children's Hospital, TX
  41. Primary Children's Medical Center, UT
  42. Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
  43. American Family Children's Hospital at the University of WI, WI
  44. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, WI
    Revised April 15th, 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