Verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center - one of only six in New York State - the Pediatric Trauma Program at Oishei Children's Hospital services the entire western region, including referrals from across the northern Pennsylvania border and beyond, and is the only center of its kind west of Syracuse. We treat an average of 9,100 injured patients annually. Approximately 420 of those patients are ultimately admitted to the hospital.
The trauma team utilizes evidence based practices to ensure that the highest quality trauma care is provided to each patient. Through the review of all levels of patient care, the trauma team is able to monitor for areas of opportunity in performance improvement, ensuring that safe, reliable care is provided to all trauma patients. In an effort to keep up with the latest trends in the trauma field, a great emphasis is placed on data and research to explore patterns and make patient care as efficient as possible.
Members of the Trauma Program include:
- Trauma Medical Director
- Trauma Program Manager
- Coordinator of Injury Prevention & Educational Outreach
- Research Analysis
- Administrative Assistant
It requires an interdisciplinary team to provide the safest and most effective care to the patient. A successful Trauma Program relies heavily on many areas within the hospital, such as the surgery team, emergency room, intensive care unit and surgical floors. This is what makes Oishei Children's Hospital a leader in trauma care.
Thanks to an ongoing endowment provided to the Trauma Program by The Kiwanis Foundation, Oishei Children's Hospital has the ability to provide community outreach programs to the Western New York area.