Carolinas HealthCare System

If your child suffers a traumatic injury, our pediatric surgeons are available 24 hours a day to help him or her get the expert care needed as quickly as possible.

Our orthopedic team works closely with the The Hemby Pediatric Trauma Institute at Levine Children’s Hospital, in Charlotte, NC, which is part of a certified Level I Trauma Center, the highest level of designation offered by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. 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. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Levine Children’s Hospital also works with MedCenter Air, a patient transport service, should your child need to be transported to us from another facility.

Pediatric Trauma Care at Levine Children’s Hospital

  • Trauma surgeons, emergency medicine and critical care physicians in-hospital 24 hours a day
  • Coordinated response from a multidisciplinary trauma team
  • Prompt access to surgical specialists including neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons
  • Computed tomography (CT) scanning, angiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) capabilities 24 hours a day
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 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 Levine Children's Hospital
  • Designated trauma resuscitation suites in the  emergency department
  • 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

Why Levine Children's Hospital?

Trauma kills more children than all diseases combined. Because children respond differently than adults, those with severe injuries often require specialized care beyond the resources of most hospitals. Levine Children’s Hospital delivers that unique, high-level care.

The care of trauma patients at Levine Children’s Hospital involves a team of pediatric specialists who work with the trauma surgeons to ensure the best and most comprehensive care for children with multiple injuries.

Specialists who may be involved in the care of these young patients include:

  • Pediatric orthopedists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Pediatric surgeons
  • Pediatric intensivists
  • Pediatric physiatrists - physicians trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation