Verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Cooper is the only hospital in the Delaware Valley that provides trauma care for both adults and children, and is a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center.
Our goal is to keep families together during what may be one of the most challenging times of their lives. Each year, of the nearly 3,000 trauma cases, approximately 15 percent are children who are severely injured in motor vehicle crashes, falls, accidents and acts of violence.
What does a Level II Pediatric Trauma Certification mean to you and your family?
A Level II Pediatric Trauma Verification demonstrates Cooper’s commitment to providing the most advanced life-saving measures for children in need of trauma care. Cooper University Hospital has met the 229 American College of Surgeons (ACS) standards, including:
The Center must be staffed with physicians who have pediatric training in their respective fields, including:
- Trauma surgeons
- Orthopaedic surgeons
- Pediatric intensivists
- Pediatric emergency medicine physicians
A designated pediatric trauma center must have the following programs which support the physical and emotional needs of their patients:
- A pediatric trauma medical director
- A pediatric trauma program coordinator
- Pediatric rehabilitation
- Child life and family support programs
- Pediatric social work
- Child protective services
- Pediatric injury prevention
- Community outreach and education of health professionals and the general public in the care of pediatric trauma patients
A designated pediatric trauma center must also have the following:
- Pediatric emergency department area
- Pediatric intensive care
- Appropriate resuscitation equipment
- Pediatric-specific trauma patient safety program