When your child is hurt and in pain, all you want is to get them expert care as fast as you can. That’s where we come in.
The only center of its kind in the Twin Cities east metro, Regions Hospital’s Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center was created to give your child the best care for their worst injuries.
Our experienced trauma center care team – which includes our partners at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare – is specially-trained to treat both basic and the most critical and complex kid injuries, including:
The Regions Hospital Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center is located within our world-class emergency center in downtown St. Paul – which means we can treat kid’s injuries – big and small – all in one place.
We’re the only Level 1 trauma center for both adults and children in the east Twin Cities metro, and our service area covers the entire Upper Midwest.
If your child is seriously injured and you need help getting them to the emergency room, call 911 for help.
We designed our facility and created our team to provide your child with the highest level of care possible. When you arrive at the emergency room, you can expect:
As a Level 1 pediatric trauma center, we have the staffing, resources and specialty expertise to take on the most critical and complex child injuries – from prevention through recovery.
This means that we’re verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), allowing us to provide highly-specialized care for critically injured children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
Trauma care begins in our state-of-the-art emergency room, where children can get care from both Regions Hospital and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare trauma specialists as soon as they arrive. Kids are then transferred to Gillette’s for ongoing care and rehabilitation.
Some kids are accident prone. Some kids are risk takers. And all kids are curious. So, you’re probably used to treating minor bumps, bruises and other boo-boos on a regular basis.
But trauma injuries are more severe and complex. And because of this, pediatric trauma patients often need highly-specialized care from a range of pediatric emergency and trauma specialists.
Oftentimes, traumatic injuries happen after an accident. For example, falls are one of the most common accidents among kids. Fall-related injuries often require immediate emergency care – especially if there is a head, neck or spine injury.
Pediatric head trauma from being struck by an object or being involved in a motor vehicle accident are other common causes of traumatic injuries in kids. Sports injuries, ingesting poisonous substances or chemical burns are other types of traumatic injuries that need expert emergency pediatric care.
As part of our Level 1 pediatric trauma program, we’re dedicated to helping prevent traumatic accidents and injuries. We offer educational materials such as injury prevention tips, as well as community programming and outreach. Some of the injury prevention programs for kids include: