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The Level 1 Regional Pediatric Trauma Center at Children's Hospital Colorado provides the highest level of complex care for injured children, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The broad scope of our pediatric trauma program begins with prevention and includes pre-hospital care, emergency, diagnostic, surgical, acute and rehabilitation, as well as research, education and advocacy. It’s all part of our mission to help injured children get back to the business of being a kid as quickly as possible.
There is no better place for the care of a critically ill or injured child than a pediatric trauma center. Children's Hospital Colorado is the Rocky Mountain region's only Level 1 Regional Pediatric Trauma Center. That means our specially-trained pediatric experts treat children with the knowledge, experience, judgment and skill that can make the difference for an injured infant, child or teen.
Our multidisciplinary team approach provides care to an injured child as efficiently and effectively as possible. Experts from many pediatric specialties all work together to provide the best possible child and family-focused care. A broad team of specialists are available 24 hours a day.
Looking for outreach and continuing education opportunities in your area, including conferences, symposiums, lecture series, speakers bureau and other resources? Visit our Outreach page for Emergency, Trauma, Burn and EMS. You can also email us or call 720-777-6784.
Three years ago, Beckett Goss, 7, swallowed a button battery. "If a button battery sits in your esophagus, the injury can begin as quickly as 30 minutes and within hours it can have burned all the way through your esophagus," said Christine Waasdorp Hurtado, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist.David Bliss, Jr., MD, pediatric surgeon is also quoted. Watch the March 20 story and watch the three-part series from FOX21 Button Battery Dangers, Beckett's Story and Button Battery Awareness.