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Children’s Minnesota Trauma Center Receives Level I Re-verification

Minneapolis, Minn. – (July 21, 2016) –The UnitedHealthcare® Pediatric Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center at Children's Minnesota Minneapolis campus received re-verification maintaining its Level I pediatric trauma center status, the highest level offered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma. Receiving the Level I re-verification indicates that Children’s Minnesota continues to meet the highest standards of expertise and level of preparation to care for critically ill or injured children, furthering Children’s Minnesota’s commitment to families across the region. Children’s Minnesota first received Level I status in 2013, becoming the first pediatric-only hospital in the state to receive this recognition.

Pediatric appendicitis

Abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons children visit the emergency department. Appendicitis is the most frequent surgical emergency in pediatrics, affecting approximately 80,000 children in the U.S. every year. At Children’s Minneapolis and St. Paul emergency departments our pediatric surgeons perform about 750 appendectomies every year.

Native American use of the emergency department

January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., Minneapolis

For Health Professionals

Children’s Minnesota supports health professionals throughout the Upper Midwest who provide emergency and trauma care to children in several ways.

Locations and Contact Us

Locations and contact us

What to expect

At Children’s Minnesota, our staff understands how stressful an emergency visit can be. We’ll do our best to reduce anxiety for you and your child.

Meet the team

Our emergency care team is the largest and most experienced in treating childhood injuries and acute illness in the region.

Conditions and Services

Whether your child comes to us with a high fever or by ambulance after an accident, we’re ready to help. Take a minute to learn more about what we can do at Children's Minnesota.

Emergency Care

At Children’s Minnesota, we have approximately 90,000 visits to our emergency rooms each year. In fact, we care for more pediatric emergency and trauma patients than any other health care system in our region.