St. Mary's Pediatric Trauma - a New Paridigm in Pediatric Trauma Care
In 2008, St. Mary's Level II Trauma Center formed an alliance with the Level I Trauma Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. This joint venture has led to improved patient care, mulitiple educational opportunities and the development of the leading regional trauma system plan in Indiana.
This collaboration led to St. Mary's achievement of Level II pediatric trauma verification by the American College of Surgeons -- Committee on Trauma and was the first and only Level II pediatric trauma center verified by this alternate pathway. The program is an ongoing experience that defines a new paradigm in pediatric trauma care.
Benefits of this program:
- Overall improved access to pediatric trauma care in our region
- Improved quality of care for injured children in our community through partnership with a nationally recognized Level 1 pediatric trauma center
- Enhanced access to pediatric specific education and support for our healthcare team
- Reduced need to transfer injured children out of our institution and away from their families
For more information on the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Pediatric Trauma Transformation Collaborative (PTTC), click here.