Our Team

Specially Trained Trauma Professionals

At University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, our Level I Pediatric Trauma Center team is ready to respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The expert pediatric emergency department team includes board-certified trauma surgeons, pediatric trained trauma nurses and other clinical staff specially trained in the care of injured children. In addition, inpatient units and ancillary services also have specialty skills and equipment for pediatric needs.

Coordinated Multidisciplinary Approach

Excellent trauma care relies on an optimally functioning trauma system. UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Pediatric Trauma Center provides a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to care, all while supporting the needs of families. Our pediatric trauma coordinators ensure that patient care meets the highest standards and maintains confidentiality at all times. Key team members at the Pediatric Trauma Center include:

  • Outreach educator
  • Trauma program manager
  • Trauma registrar
  • Trauma medical director

Providing Comfort and Support to Young Patients

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Pediatric Trauma Center also has child life specialists to help make young patients as comfortable as possible, and to help both patients and family members through a difficult and scary situation. These specialists are trained to talk with kids about what is happening to them. If a child needs tests such as a computed tomography (CT) scan or blood draw, the child life specialist will explain what is going on in developmentally appropriate terms that the child can understand easily.

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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