Trauma Care

Serious injuries can happen in the blink of an eye, and our expert trauma team responds just as quickly. In collaboration with Stanford Medicine Health Care’s Emergency Departmentone of only five Level 1 pediatric trauma centers in California verified by the American College of Surgeons, we meet the unique needs of injured children and adolescents through timely, effective, and family-centered care. At the moment your child needs it most, our pediatric trauma care team is here to support every aspect of their physical, psychological, and emotional needs.

Our Pediatric Trauma care team works in continuous partnership with a full complement of pediatric specialists providing round-the-clock access to:

Pediatric and OB Critical Transport and Care via Life Flight
Our Critical Care Transport Team partners with Stanford Medicine Health Care's Life Flight Medical Transport Program to provide ambulance and helicopter transfer of critically injured children and at-risk pregnant women while providing high-quality medical care en route.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Transfer Center
We coordinate access from other facilities to our hospital through a single point of contact for patients requiring advanced treatments for complex pediatric, neonatal, and perinatal disorders.

Trauma center saves 10-year-old's hand — and his life

Ten-year-old Elijah Olivas was airlifted from Central California to the Stanford Emergency Department after being thrown from a moving car. He had serious injuries, and his right hand was severed at the wrist. A team of surgeons went to work to save Elijah's life and help him regain movement in his hand.

Read Elijah's story >