Verified Level I Pediatric Trauma Center

The trauma center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has been re-verified as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Verification by the ACS is the highest possible ranking for trauma centers and this re-designation recognizes the trauma center's continuing dedication to providing optimal care for injured pediatric patients.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is one of six ACS Pediatric Level I Trauma Centers in California. There are less than 50 with this designation in the nation. The re-verification was confirmed by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), a subcommittee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

The re-verification of our trauma center is a reflection Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland's trauma team’s dedication to providing comprehensive trauma services. The ACS designation assures families with children in need of trauma services that they will receive the highest-quality trauma care available.

“The successful ACS verification process is the result of the special collaboration between many talented, multi-disciplinary team members from Trauma Services,” said Stacey Hanover, Director of Emergency and Trauma Services at the hospital.

The ACS verification process is a highly structured and extremely stringent review of all aspects of trauma care, including care provided by the Emergency Department, Surgical Services, Acute Care, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Lab and Diagnostic Imaging, Rehabilitation, Injury Prevention, and Outreach Education.

UCSF Benioff Oakland’s trauma center first received the ACS Pediatric Level I certification in 2014. Prior to the ACS designation, the hospital had been designated as a pediatric Level 1 trauma center by Alameda County since 1986.

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