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At Phoenix Children’s, we offer the best trauma care for children in the state. Our Center for Trauma Care is Arizona’s only American College of Surgeons (ACS)-verified Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and the only designated by the Arizona Department of Health Services specifically for pediatric trauma care.

This means we’re equipped to evaluate, stabilize, treat and care for some of the most severely injured children. We make sure children get the specialized care they need – from equipment that fits their size, to medications tailored to growing bodies. Care is waiting for the patient, instead of the patient waiting for care.

What Can You Expect from Phoenix Children’s?

Should the unthinkable happen and your child is critically injured, at Phoenix Children’s, you can be assured that you will get the best possible trauma care. This is extremely important because data shows that people who get treated at a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center like ours lower their risk of death by 25% compared to non-trauma centers. They also have better outcomes overall. Why?

Our Center for Trauma Care has:

  • Fully trained, board-certified surgeons with extra fellowship training in pediatric surgery.
  • Staff ready to meet the needs of children dealing with traumatic injuries and illnesses.
  • 24/7 access to specialists for immediate needs.
  • An environment designed to serve the unique medical needs of children and their families, in the toughest of times.

Phoenix Children’s Trauma Virtual Tour

Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 and 16 in Arizona. Phoenix Children’s Center for Trauma Care is the ONLY Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in Arizona. Patients treated in ACS-verified pediatric trauma centers have better outcomes, shorter lengths of stay and lower mortality rates. Phoenix Children’s offers 24/7 state-of-the-art care provided by physicians who are board-certified and fellowship-trained in pediatric trauma surgery.