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Pediatric Trauma Center

MassGeneral Hospital for Children is verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I (highest level) Pediatric Trauma Center, capable of providing quality care to the most critically injured children.

MassGeneral Hospital for Children is verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I (highest level) Pediatric Trauma Center, capable of providing quality care to the most critically injured children. When a traumatically injured child is transported to MassGeneral Hospital for Children, pediatric specialists from around the hospital respond immediately to provide urgent care within minutes. The Pediatric Trauma Center is staffed to handle multiple cases simultaneously.

Attending Level Physicians and a Multidisciplinary Team

Our team includes attending level physicians specializing in general pediatric surgery, pediatric orthopaedic surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric intensive care, emergency services and pediatric anesthesia.

Other team members include:

  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Child Life specialists
  • Physiatrists (rehabilitation medicine)
  • Critical care clinical nurse specialists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Radiologists
  • Social workers
  • Chaplains
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Nurse managers
  • Case managers

Our specialists work together using the most advanced techniques to treat complex trauma injuries including organ failure, burn injuries, complex fractures, pelvic and hip socket injuries, limb dislocation, severe head trauma including skull fractures, and spinal cord injuries.

We also recently opened our Pediatric Trauma Follow-Up Clinic, for children who have sustained a traumatic injury and previously undergone evaluation and treatment in the hospital or ambulatory setting. The clinic welcomes referrals from emergency or primary care physicians and is available by appointment only.

Regional Referral Center

The Pediatric Trauma team not only sees patients that are directly admitted through the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department, but also receives transfer patients with complex trauma injuries from other emergency departments from hospitals throughout New England.

Family-Centered Care

At MassGeneral Hospital for Children, we know that the time of your child’s diagnosis and treatment is a very stressful one and we strive to provide an open, welcoming environment. We believe that no one knows a child as well as the parent does: parents, along with primary care providers, become our partners in a child's care and have an active voice in all treatment plans.

MGHfC Trauma Center

55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 1-800-872-8625

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

The Pediatric Trauma Follow-Up Clinic welcomes referrals from emergency or primary care physicians and is available, by appointment only, every Tuesday from 11 am to 4 pm. For referrals/appointments call 617-726-8839.

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Family-centered care

We respect that the family is the center of a child’s life and we welcome families to participate in every aspect of their child’s care.

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Team approach

At MassGeneral Hospital for Children, members of the patient’s care team work together to provide coordinated, multidisciplinary treatment.