Motts Level 1 pediatric trauma program is one of 23 programs in North America
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The
The three-year verification recognizes the hospital's ability to provide the best care for the most severely injured children 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
"The re-verification recognizes the high standard of care provided to injured children at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and is a reflection of the dedication of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals," says Peter F. Ehrlich M.D, MSc, director of the Pediatric Trauma Center at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
As a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Program, Mott is also involved in injury prevention activities, research and education.
To become verified, the Pediatric Trauma Program was required to meet criteria outlined in the Committee on Trauma's Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient to ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance. Leadership in research, education, outreach/prevention and system planning is also required to prove its status.
The Mott Pediatric Trauma Program offers specialized care, services, equipment and staff who are trained to treat serious trauma injuries. Its capabilities also include 24-hour in-house coverage by pediatric surgeons, and prompt availability of care in specialties such as orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, and radiology.
The Committee on Trauma's Verification/Consultation Program was established in 1987 by the
The U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is one of the nation's leading pediatric institutions. It has consistently ranked as one of the Best Children's Hospitals in