Children's Trauma Center
As Virginia's first Level 1 pediatric trauma center, CHoR has the capability of providing leadership and total care for every aspect of injury, from prevention through rehabilitation. CHoR is one of only a handful of centers across the country that demonstrate the highest level of patient care, education and research.
Comprehensive Care 24/7
Pediatric specialists at CHoR are available around the clock to treat the most severely injured children. Our expert team provides care for traumas ranging from broken bones to serious head and chest injuries.
Children suffering from traumatic events often have injuries to multiple organ systems in the body, so care may be coordinated with any number of clinical subspecialties, including but not limited to:
- Critical care medicine
- Emergency medicine
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation
- Plastic surgery
Children and adolescents are transported to CHoR via ground ambulance or medical helicopter directly from the scene of injury. CHoR also receives transfers from community hospitals for children who need access to resources unavailable at any other healthcare facility in Central Virginia.
CHoR believes prevention is the best medicine! CHoR is home to Safe Kids VA, a local chapter of the worldwide agency dedicated to preventing injuries and keeping children safe. CHoR also participates in a number of community outreach programs on topics including concussion/traumatic brain injury, summer safety, injury prevention, car seat safety and various other topics.