When your child is hurt, whether from a bad fall, serious burn or other trauma, you want care close to home. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children’s Level 1 Trauma Center is capable of highly specialized treatments for critically injured children. St. Christopher’s doctors are skilled at treating injuries ranging from burns to severe multi-system traumas. A team of dedicated pediatric specialists provides compassionate individualized care for your child, from the moment of arrival through to recovery and rehabilitation. And as the only dedicated pediatric burn facility in the area, St. Christopher’s Burn Center are trained to work specifically with young burn patients.
Other services available at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children include:
Patient transport is available 24 hours a day using two pediatric ambulances each staffed by two pediatric critical care nurses and an EMT with training and expertise in transport medicine (including resuscitation and stabilization). Emergency transport by ground, helicopter or fixed wing can be arranged by calling one of our Transport Team representatives at (215) 427-6900.
The Trauma Services Division is available to provide presentations on topics such as:
For more information on the Trauma Center or educational programs, call (215) 427-4619.
Trauma team professionals provide education and resources on injury prevention to elementary, middle and high school students as well as families and members of the community. Topics include:
For information on injury prevention programs or our car seat program, contact Rochelle Thompson, MS, injury prevention and outreach coordinator, at (215) 427-4880.
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children has highly qualified experts who are specially trained to work with the individual and unique needs of infants and pediatric patients. The team is led by, Harsh Grewal, MD, Medical Director, Trauma. To view a list of our specialists, click here.