Northern Ohio’s Only Verified Level I Pediatric Trauma Center

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has recognized University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Trauma Center as the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in northern Ohio. Inspected routinely by the American College of Surgeons, our program meets stringent patient care criteria for trauma centers and is designated with the very highest level of care. Our trauma program has been a continuously verified Level I Pediatric Trauma Center since 1991.

The verification program ensures that a hospital with a Level I designation not only has the resources necessary to treat severe injuries, but also can provide an entire spectrum of care to address the needs of the patients and necessary psychological and social support for relatives and siblings, all impacted by a profound trauma in the family.

Optimizing Trauma Care for Children

Trauma centers are hospitals with a commitment to caring for the injured every step of the way. While common bumps, bruises, scrapes and simple injuries may be managed at a local hospital, more complex conditions require expert diagnosis and care. The team at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Trauma Center is able to treat injuries such as lacerations, difficult fractures, or severe injuries. These type of injuries require the experience and expertise of a trauma center.

Dedicated to Helping Children Heal

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Trauma Center is dedicated to providing the very best medical and surgical care for critically injured or ill children. Our facility has everything in place to care for the most seriously injured children, from the moment we first see them through recovery.

125 Years of Pediatric Experience

Parents can trust the health of their child to our nationally recognized team of experts – especially with critical care or traumatic injury when every moment counts. Patients will benefit not only from our skilled trauma care, but also from UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s more than 125 years of experience in treating children. In addition to our high quality trauma care, we offer a wide range of developmental and psychosocial support programs that only a pediatric hospital can provide.