Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Level I pediatric trauma center?

A Level I pediatric trauma center offers the highest level of trauma care across the continuum from injury prevention through rehabilitation. As a verified Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospitals provides care from board-certified trauma surgeons, supported by pediatric nurses and a pediatric emergency department team specially trained in the care of injured children, all ready to respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

How do I refer a pediatric trauma patient to UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Trauma Center?

To refer a patient, call the Transfer Referral Center at 216-844-1111. Referrals can be made by physicians or hospital systems. Transport arrangements for critically injured pediatric trauma patients can be made through the Transfer Referral Center. Transport option include critical care ground transport or MedEvac helicopter transport.

How do I request patient follow-up?

Patient follow-up can be requested through the pediatric trauma department by contacting Lynn Horton, RN, BSN, Interim Pediatric Trauma Program Manager, at 216-844-3895 or

How do I request pediatric trauma outreach education and case reviews?

Arrangements can be made through the pediatric trauma department by contacting Moni James, interim pediatric outreach educator, at 216-286-0820 or .

Emergency Referral Services

Providers can arrange for transfer by contacting the Transfer Referral Center:
216-844-PEDS or 1-800-421-9199

Pediatric Emergency Department:
216-844-1644

Inpatient information:
216-844-3911

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