Georgia’s Only Level 1 and 2 Pediatric Trauma Centers

We combine the latest technology with exceptional physicians and staff to provide care to pediatric trauma patients. 

Children’s is home to the first state-designated Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in Georgia. Located at our Egleston hospital, the Level 1 distinction is the highest ranking of its kind that a hospital can attain, and recognizes centers that provide both premier care and conduct academic research.

In addition, our Scottish Rite hospital contains the state’s only Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center. This designation means we have specialists with advanced training in pediatric and critical care available around the clock, along with 24-hour operating rooms and priority status for lab work and X-rays.

Our trauma centers include:

  • Dedicated trauma facilities with state-of-the-art technology 
  • Team members with extensive training in pediatric trauma services 
  • Board-certified attending trauma surgeons available 24-hours-a-day
  • Pediatric specialty coverage including neurosurgery, orthopaedic, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, ENT, cardiothoracic surgery and maxillofacial surgery 
  • In-house pediatric anesthesiologist available 24-hours-a-day

Healthcare Professionals: Transfer a Patient to Children's

Providers at other hospitals should contact the Children's Transfer Center at 888-785-7778 or 404-785-7778.

EMS should contact the Children's Communication Center at 800-325-6540 or 404-785-6540.

AboutUs
    • We treat more than 60 percent of Georgia's pediatric trauma patients*  
    • We have dedicated trauma facilities with state-of-the-art technology  
    • Our team members have extensive training in pediatric trauma services 
    • We have a board-certified trauma surgeons available 24 hours a day
    • We work closely with specialists including neurosurgery, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, ENT, cardiothoracic surgery and maxillofacial surgery 
    • Our in-house pediatric anesthesiologist is available 24 hours a day
   
 
SpecialtyAreas

Our trauma team has access to more than 400 specialists in more than 30 pediatric specialties, and collaborates with other areas at Children's, including:

Critical Care   Emergency
Pediatric General Surgery   Pediatric Neurosurgery Program
Radiology   Rehabilitation
Pediatric Transport Services  
 
   
PediatricTraumaTeam
We have a dedicated, multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals who are experts in caring for pediatric trauma patients. Our pediatric trauma surgeons include:

Paul Parker, M.D.

Medical Director, Trauma Services at Children's at Egleston


John Bleacher, M.D.

Medical Director, Trauma Services at Children's at Scottish Rite

*Trauma Admissions Under Age 15 for Georgia Trauma Hospitals. Georgia Department of Public Health Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma Section, 2012.