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.

    • 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
  • Safe Kids Georgia

    Safe Kids Georgia, a nonprofit organization, leads a statewide network dedicated to preventing unintentional injury, the leading cause of death in children 14 and younger. Safe Kids brings together private and public, state and local organizations and individual volunteers to keep kids safe in cars, on wheels, in water and at home.


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  
We have a dedicated, multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals who are experts in caring for pediatric trauma patients. Our pediatric trauma surgeons include:

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