Trauma Center

Doctors working in the pediatric trauma center.

If your child or teen is injured in a fall or car crash (two of the most common causes of childhood injury), prompt, specialized trauma care can make all the difference. Studies show that children and teens have significantly better outcomes when they're treated in a pediatric trauma center. That's because we have the training, experience and right equipment to take care of severe pediatric injuries.

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After a Serious Injury, Every Second Counts

Children with serious injuries are brought here by ground or air (ambulance or helicopter) through local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) via a call to 911, or through the Nemours Kids Transport team at the request of another hospital or other health care facility. Our trauma team remains in contact with the teams during transport to our pediatric trauma center.

What Does It Mean to Be a Pediatric Trauma Center?

The pediatric trauma center at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is part of a statewide trauma system that allows pediatric patients in the tri-state area who require a higher level of trauma care to be transferred here. The American College of Surgeons designates trauma centers from Level I to Level IV, with Level I being the highest.

The only verified Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in the state of Delaware, duPont Hospital for Children is the first stop for sick and severely injured children in the tri-state area.