Pediatric Trauma and Critical Care
As the first pediatric hospital in Texas to be designated as a Level I trauma center, Children’s Medical Center is prepared to evaluate and treat complex multiple system trauma or isolated injuries.
We have surgeons on staff with sub-specialty training in:
- General pediatric surgery
- Oral and maxillofacial surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
More than 14,000 injured children visit our emergency center each year. Our team of surgeons is experienced at performing their specialty procedures to manage injuries specifically in pediatric patients.
Our specially trained critical care staff continues to care for children and teens after their admission. You can rest assured that your young patients will receive family-centered expert pediatric care for their most critical medical needs. This includes our Level IV designated neonatal intensive care unit.
We also work with referring physicians and health professionals to improve child safety in our community. For example, our new TeleNICU program, the first dedicated neonatal telemedicine service in Texas, provides you with 24-hour access to the highly trained neonatologists at UT Southwestern on Children’s medical staff.
We can communicate with Texas physicians in real time and perform virtual examination of newborns at distance NICU sites. These teleconsultations keep neonatal patients at home, near their parents and primary care physicians, which minimizes transfers for diagnosis alone. If a newborn needs to come to Dallas for care, we can discuss our treatment plan with you and the infant’s parents before the patient leaves your NICU.
Most of all, we know when you must refer or transfer your pediatric patients to Children’s Hospital, you want assurance that we’ll care for them with the same degree of attention and concern they would receive from you and your staff and that we’ll communicate with you every step of the way.