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Pediatric Emergency Care & Trauma Center

Pediatric trauma room

Children are different from adults and need their own specialized emergency room equipped just for them. Our pediatric trauma referral center is staffed with physicians and nurses who specialize in pediatric emergency medicine.

As a level I trauma center, specialists, including pediatric surgeons and pediatric neurosurgeons, provide the highest level of trauma care for children. TGH transports critically ill or injured patients from 23 surrounding counties aboard our five aeromedical helicopters that are equipped with the most advanced life support equipment.  


American College of Surgeons Verified Trauma center logoTampa General Hospital’s level 1 trauma center for adults and children is the first and only program in Florida to achieve verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for the quality of its trauma care. A review team from the ACS, consisting of nationally-recognized experts in trauma care performed an in-depth, on-site assessment of every aspect of TGH’s trauma program. The ACS recognizes Tampa General’s level 1 trauma center for its dedication to providing optimal care for adults and children, as well as its demonstrated commitment to education, research and community outreach.