Trauma Program

For our Patients, Every Moment is Critical.

Delivering Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Care

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Trauma Program

The Trauma Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the largest pediatric ACS verified Level 1 trauma centers in the nation - committed to finding the best outcome for every patient we treat. Our nationally recognized trauma and burn program provides care for all injured children, from infants to adolescents.

Nationwide Children's pediatric trauma experts are involved in all aspects of care, including pre-hospital, emergency department, inpatient care, operative management, and rehabilitation. Our multidisciplinary approach allows us to provide trauma patients with exceptional care and serves as a resource for injury prevention and education for central Ohio and beyond.

25 years as level 1 pediatric trauma center

We Are an American College of Surgeons Verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center.

Meet Our Team

Our program is supported by a wide-range of pediatric surgical sub-specialists including; orthopedic surgery, neurosurgeryplastic surgery, anesthesia and pediatric trauma surgery.

Our patients also benefit from outstanding support services with 24-hour in-house radiology coverage, new state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities and a comprehensive, Pediatric Burn Program verified by the American Burn Association.

Refer Your Patients

Call our Physician Direct Connect Line, a 24-hour physician/provider consult-transfer center, managed by experienced RNs who can assist with:

  • Transfer/Transport requests
  • Referrals from local and regional physicians
  • ED referrals
  • Physician-to-physician consult requests Let the staff at Nationwide Children's help you by calling: (614) 355-0221 or (877) 355-0221 (Toll Free)


The Center for Pediatric Trauma Research (CPTR) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital conducts research to support global efforts in achieving the best outcomes for pediatric trauma patients. Using a multidisciplinary approach,

CPTR researchers lead innovative projects to assess pre-hospital emergency medical service, acute medical and surgical management, rehabilitation, and family and community services that impact the short and long-term outcomes of injured patients.

CPTR serves as a leader and a partner to translate cutting edge research findings to help patients, families, policy makers, and clinicians make informed decisions.

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Conditions We Treat

  • Burns
  • Head Injury
  • Single and Multiple System Injuries
  • Spinal Injury
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2016 Trauma Annual Report Patient

Trauma & Burn Annual Reports

When a child is seriously injured, every moment is critical.