Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center status re-verified

February 28, 2017

Texas Children’s Hospital was recently re-verified as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and the Texas Department of State and Health Services.

During the re-verification process, the American College of Surgeons evaluated whether Texas Children’s Hospital met criteria put forth in its Committee on Trauma’s manual, Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient. The evaluation included a lengthy and through questionnaire as well as a site visit.

The evaluation found no deficiencies and listed multiple strengths highlighting the excellent multidisciplinary efforts, leadership, quality improvement, and commitment to research by the hospital and its staff.

The trauma center is led by Dr. Bindi Naik-Mathuria, medical director, and Christi Reeves, the director of trauma services.

There are only 49 Level 1 pediatric trauma centers nationwide. Texas Children’s Hospital was first verified as one in 2010. The re-verification process occurs every three years.