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Children's National Medical Center Trauma Center Receives Highest Verification from American College of Surgeons
Date:2/11/2009

Children's National Medical Center has been verified as a Level I Trauma Center-Pediatric by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Washington, DC (Vocus) February 11, 2009 -- Children's National Medical Center has been verified as a Level I Trauma Center-Pediatric by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Children's National is the only hospital in the DC-Baltimore region to receive this verification, which recognizes the team's dedication to providing optimal care for injured children throughout the region.


   
"Our verification of the highest possible rating for a trauma center underscores our commitment to providing the safest and most effective treatment to our community's children," said Kurt D. Newman, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief at Children's National.

The Verification Review Committee on Trauma of the ACS reported that Children's National is committed to the care of trauma patients through services such as orthopaedics, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, radiology, and anesthesiology. The Committee particularly noted the comraderie of the entire trauma team, including nurse managers, physicians, and data entry personnel.

Children's has one of the largest pediatric emergency departments in the country, treating more than 70,000 patients per year. Led by

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