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Carolinas HealthCare System

Hemby Pediatric Trauma InstituteThe Hemby Pediatric Trauma Institute at Carolinas Medical Center is part of a certified Level 1 Trauma Center, the highest level of designation the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma offers. The Hemby Pediatric Trauma Institute has a team of pediatric and surgical specialists skilled in the proper management of injured children from the moment of injury. Hemby Pediatric Trauma services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Why Hemby Pediatric Trauma Institute?

  • Trauma surgeons, emergency medicine, and critical care physicians in-hospital 24 hours a day
  • Designated trauma resuscitation suites in the Emergency Department
  • Coordinated response from a multidisciplinary trauma team
  • Prompt access to surgical specialists including neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons
  • CT scanning, angiography and MRI capabilities 24 hours a day
  • Trauma surgery suite equipped and staffed 24 hours a day
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for the special needs of severely injured children
  • Trauma rehabilitation services providing early intervention to traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury patients
  • Acute pediatric rehabilitation services within the Levine Children's Hospital's Pediatric Pavilion
  • In-depth trauma research, education and injury prevention programs
  • MedCenter Air helicopter and fixed wing aeromedical program
  • Metrolina Trauma Advisory Committee (MTAC) responsible for regional trauma development and disaster preparedness