Clinical Care + Services

Pediatric Emergency Services is equipped to handle diverse and numerous emergencies, including the most difficult of cases. We care for traumatically injured children in conjunction with the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute, which is certified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I Regional Pediatric Trauma Center.

Children are transported by ground ambulance or by air via Boston MedFlight to the Medical Center’s Trauma Receiving Unit in the Emergency Department, where a multidisciplinary team is available to treat them.

Children with thoracic, abdominal, orthopedic and central nervous system involvement are admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit where a team of multidisciplinary pediatric specialists care for children in need of or seeking resuscitation, trauma diagnoses, operative and non-operative management of multiple injuries, control of intracranial hypertension and compartment syndromes of the extremities.