Children's Hospital Colorado


At Children’s Hospital Colorado, we treat the big things, the small things and everything in between.

Pediatric Trauma Centers

The Level 1 Regional Pediatric Trauma Center at Children's Hospital Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus provides the highest level of complex care for injured children, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. At Children's Colorado, Colorado Springs, you'll find a Level 2 Trauma Center offering the best trauma care for children in southern Colorado 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

What is pediatric trauma care?

The broad scope of our pediatric trauma services begins with prevention and includes pre-hospital care, emergency, diagnostic, surgical, acute and rehabilitation, as well as research, education and advocacy. It's all part of our mission to help injured children get back to the business of being a kid as quickly as possible.

24/365 We're always here
1600+ Patients treated in 2016
ONLY Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in the region

Specialized pediatric trauma care close to home

There is no better place for the care of a critically ill or injured child than a pediatric trauma center. Children's Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus and Children's Colorado, Colorado Springs are two of the Rocky Mountain region's pediatric trauma centers. That means our specially trained pediatric experts treat children with the knowledge, experience, judgment and skill needed to make the difference for an injured infant, child or teen.

Our multidisciplinary teams provide care to an injured child as efficiently and effectively as possible. Experts from many pediatric specialties all work together to provide the best possible child- and family-focused care. A broad team of specialists are available 24 hours a day at both our Aurora and Colorado Springs locations to treat a wide range of traumatic injuries.

Trauma resources for healthcare professionals

Looking for outreach and continuing education opportunities in your area, including conferences, symposiums, lecture series, speakers bureau and other resources? Access our emergency, trauma, burn and EMS resources. You can also email us or call 720-777-6784.

Learn about our pediatric trauma research


Children's Colorado in the news

FOX21 Colorado Springs

Family Almost Loses Son Because of a Button Battery

March 20, 2017

Three years ago, Beckett Goss, 7, swallowed a button battery. "If a button battery sits in your esophagus, the injury can begin as quickly as 30 minutes and within hours it can have burned all the way through your esophagus," said Dr. Christine Waasdorp Hurtado.