No parent expects their otherwise-healthy child to sustain a serious injury. But when the unthinkable does happen, it’s crucial kids receive the best care available in the fastest time possible. That’s why in 2009, Regions Hospital and Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare teamed up to operate Minnesota’s first Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. And we’re proud to share that, earlier this summer, the American College of Surgeons reverified our Level I Pediatric Trauma Center status. Here’s why it matters to you.
#1: We team up for kids
Our Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center is a collaborative effort between Regions and Gillette. This means seamless trauma care — from emergency services to the Twin Cities’ most qualified and experienced pediatric specialists available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We know that every minute counts when children need immediate medical care.
#2: We’re with your child all the way
From immediately after an accident to a much-anticipated homecoming, we offer the full spectrum of care for injured children and teens. In some cases, kids need help rebuilding strength and regaining lost abilities after a serious accident. Gillette’s pediatric inpatient rehabilitation program is accredited by the prestigious Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Gillette is the only Twin Cities hospital to be both a CARF-accredited pediatric specialty program and a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center.
#3: We’re here for the whole family
Our trauma team understands how important it is to keep families together after an accident. Because Regions Hospital operates a Level I Adult Pediatric Trauma Center, we’re able to care for children — and if needed, their loved ones — under one roof. We know togetherness helps the healing process.