Children's of Alabama was re-designated as a Level 1 Trauma Center for the State of Alabama by the Alabama Department of Public Health. Children's has held this designation continually since 2013.
A Level 1 Trauma Center has resources to provide the highest level of surgical care for trauma patients.
Children's treats about 400 trauma patients per year and is one of just four trauma centers in Alabama with the highest level of designation. Others are UAB, South Alabama and Huntsville Hospital.
The Children's Trauma Services team provides specialized care to patients who meet established criteria for Trauma Team activation or patients referred to Children's for pediatric trauma care.
The Trauma Center at Children's of Alabama also provides care ranging from initial assessment in the Trauma Room, the Emergency Department and/or one of the Critical Care Units through the Rehabilitation phase of inpatient care, and continuing through outpatient clinic follow-up.