It’s official! N.C. Children’s Hospital is now an American College of Surgeons-verified Level I pediatric trauma center! Joining the exclusive ranks of just 40 other ACS-verified pediatric trauma centers across the country, we’re one of only five such centers in the entire Southeast — and the one and only in the Triangle.

“When a child experiences a traumatic injury, minutes can be the difference between life and death,” said Kimberly Erickson, MD, medical director of UNC’s pediatric trauma program and assistant professor of surgery and pediatrics. “At UNC, care waits for the injured child 24/7 rather than the child having to wait for care. The pediatric trauma team can assess, stabilize, and treat life-threatening issues in the shortest time possible to give that child the best chance of survival and recovery.”

More information can be found here.