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Children's Hospital recognized as Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center

The American College of Surgeons has recognized Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo's trauma center as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center.

“We have an extraordinary pediatric trauma team here at WCHOB and their commitment to the injured child shone through during our review,” Dr. Kathryn D. Bass, the hospital's director of trauma, said in a statement announcing the designation.  “Our pediatric team is the crucial link in the Western New York trauma system that is saving kids’ lives every day."

Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1987, the Consultation/Verification Program for Hospitals promotes the development of trauma centers in which participants provide not only the hospital resources necessary for trauma care, but also the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all injured patients.

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