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Level II Pediatric Trauma Center

Children’s Hospital New Orleans is recognized by the American College of Surgeons as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, making it the only verified Pediatric Trauma Center serving Greater New Orleans, and one of only three in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region.

Our Level II Trauma Center is able to initiate definitive care for all injured patients, such as children involved in motor vehicle accidents, violence, abuse, or other serious trauma events. The Children's Hospital Level II Trauma Center includes 24-hour immediate coverage by pediatric trauma surgeons, as well as coverage by the specialties of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, and critical care.

Children's Hospital New Orleans is outfitted with an expanded pediatric-only Emergency Department with two dedicated trauma bays with immediate access to state of the art surgical facilities, including 12 new operating rooms.

Comprehensive Pediatric Trauma Care

Comprehensive Pediatric Trauma Care

Our multifaceted approach to pediatric trauma care allows us to provide comprehensive medical care. Our Trauma Center is supported by highly skilled, pediatric trained staff and specialty services including:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Burn, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Critical Care
  • ENT
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Urology
Pediatric injuries we treat

Pediatric injuries we treat

Our specialized care team treats even the most serious pediatric injuries including:

  • ATV Accidents
  • Blunt force trauma
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Falls
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Penetrating trauma
  • Other severe injuries

Level II Pediatric Trauma Center Verification

Level II Pediatric Trauma Center Verification

In early 2023, Children’s Hospital New Orleans was verified as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. We provide exceptional pediatric care while maintaining strict national requirements set forth by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma including:

  • 24-hour coverage by our pediatric trauma service team
  • Injury prevention and community outreach initiatives
  • Comprehensive quality and performance assessment program
  • Continuing education for staff
  • Specialized intake and referral process

Patient Referrals

Patient Referrals

For help with trauma referrals, please contact the Children’s Hospital New Orleans Transfer Center at 855.246.6521 or click here for more information.

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