Level I Pediatric Trauma Center

Brenner Children's Hospital has been verified as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. Brenner Children's Hospital is the first pediatric trauma center in the state to achieve this recognition.

Dr. Marty B. Scott, Vice President, Brenner Children's Hospital, and Pediatric Surgeon John K. Petty, MD explain what goes into becoming a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, why that's important to parents, and how our family-centered approach extends to the Trauma Center.


Brenner News and Highlights 

Brenner Children’s Hospital Again Ranked among Best in Country by U.S. News & World Report

For the second straight year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Brenner Children’s Hospital, the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, among the best children’s hospitals in the country.


Head Hits Can Be Reduced in Youth Football; Study Shows Limiting Contact in Practice Makes Difference

Less contact during practice could mean a lot less exposure to head injuries for young football players, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Virginia Tech.


Ranked in 12 Medical Specialties, Wake Forest Baptist is among the Nation’s Best Hospitals According to U.S. News & World Report

For the 21st consecutive year, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is listed among the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The online magazine released its annual national ranking of the country’s premier hospitals, earlier today.


Quick Reference

Pediatric Emergency Department


Additional Information
The Brenner Pediatric ED is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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