Our American College of Surgeons (ACS) Level I Pediatric Trauma Center designation means that children in the region have access to exceptional care at the most critical time. This accreditation is a national designation that requires both high quality clinical care and research in the field of trauma with continued innovation. Le Bonheur is also designated as a children’s trauma center on the state level in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.
Why Le Bonheur Children’s?
- In-house anesthesia coverage, 24/7
- Operating room team on standby for trauma patients, 24/7
- A trauma response team of 15 specialists that helps revive and stabilize the most severely injured trauma patients. The team includes pediatric surgeons and pediatric emergency medicine physicians
- CT and MRI tech availability
- Specialized transportation by ambulance or helicopter
- Coordinated care team dedicated to help speed up patient recovery through rehabilitation services
Our Trauma Team
The Trauma Center at Le Bonheur is led by Medical Director Trey Eubanks, MD. Our dedicated trauma team also includes a program manager, coordinator, registrar, nurse practitioner and data analyst.
The Trauma team also works collaboratively with orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, critical care intensivists, emergency physicians, plastic surgeons and otolaryngologists. This coordinated care ensures that a high level of expertise is available for each child.
Caring for trauma patients takes a whole community. The Trauma team teaches courses for regional EMS providers, Emergency Department and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit nurses, school nurses and pediatricians. Injury prevention efforts are led by Safe Kids Mid-South and utilize trauma data to target programs for the most common injuries.