The Trauma Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. It was the first trauma center in Pennsylvania to receive this designation, which is the highest available. This designation ensures that children who experience severe and life-threatening injuries will receive expert evaluation, treatment and care at CHOP.
Things move quickly in CHOP's Pediatric Trauma Center. Learn about how experts simultaneously examine, diagnose and treat a patient to detect life-threatening injuries and get them treated now.
Our Programs and Services
Trauma patients frequently experience multiple injuries or serious single system injuries that require very specialized care, so we work closely with many physicians throughout the Hospital and consult with associate trauma directors from multiple disciplines.