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Level 1 Trauma Center Provides Optimum Care

The nationally recognized Level 1 Trauma Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas, is the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in the state of Arkansas. Our leading-edge team of trauma professionals provide 24/7 care to the children of Arkansas and beyond – including five surrounding states. Designated a Level 1 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons, Arkansas Children’s Hospital offers a systematic approach to ensure comprehensive and optimum care of every injured child, including infants, toddlers, children and adolescents.

Multifaceted Approach to Pediatric Trauma Care

Our multifaceted approach to pediatric trauma care allows us to provide much-needed emergency care as well as ongoing education and prevention for both patients and their families. Our Trauma services consist of both medical and surgical specialties, including:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Burn specialists
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Critical care medicine
  • ENT or otolaryngology
  • Emergency medicine
  • General surgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Urology

Level 1 Trauma Specialization 

A Level I Trauma Center is a comprehensive regional resource that is a tertiary care facility providing total care for every aspect of injury. Comprehensive care means that our team is able to care for patients from time of injury through discharge, including rehabilitation and follow-up care. Our verified Level I Trauma Center meets strict national requirements, including: 

  • 24-hour in-house coverage by our pediatric trauma services team
  • A comprehensive quality assessment program
  • An organized teaching and research effort to help direct new innovations in trauma care
  • Continuing education of the trauma team members
  • Leadership in prevention and public education to surrounding communities
  • Minimum requirements for annual volume of severely injured patients
  • Referral resource for communities in nearby states

Specialized Weekly Clinic for Multisystem Trauma Patients

Arkansas Children’s provides a specialized weekly clinic to meet the needs of pediatric trauma patients that may require the services of other areas of our expansive healthcare system. For more information about our comprehensive services across a range of pediatric specialties, please contact us for appointments at 501-364-1446 or at our office at 501-364-4439.

Patient Referral

For more information or for help with a trauma referral, please contact our highly-trained specialists and staff at Arkansas Children’s Trauma Services at our office at 501-364-4439 or fax referrals to 501-364-3383.