The Pediatric Trauma Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital has been reverified as a Level 1 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Pediatric Burn Center at Hasbro Children’s has been reverified as a center by the American Burn Association (ABA). The two designations recognize the dedication shown by both the trauma and burn teams to providing optimal care for injured patients at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

“Reverifying our hospital as a Level 1 pediatric trauma and burn center recognizes the delivery of extraordinary critical care for Rhode Island’s children and also children throughout southern New England,” said Saul N. Weingart, MD, president, Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. “These reverifications acknowledge the work of our exceptional staff. I am delighted to see their efforts formally recognized and thank them for their continued dedication and service.”

Verified trauma centers must meet strict criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance as specified by the ACS. Each hospital has a comprehensive review performed by a team of experienced site reviewers using the ACS current Resources for the Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual as a guideline in conducting the survey. Designation signifies the hospital center’s voluntary compliance with criteria outlined by the ACS’ Committee on Trauma. Adherence to these criteria assist in delivering the highest quality of care to injured children.

“Receiving verification from the American College of Surgeons reflects our team’s continued dedication to trauma care, injury prevention, education, training and research, and our commitment to quality care and improvement,” said Hasbro Children’s Hospital Pediatric Trauma Program Medical Director Elizabeth Renaud, MD. “It is our privilege to work together as a team to make children healthy, one patient at a time.” 

A true mark of distinction, burn center verification is an indicator to government, third-party payers, patients, families and accreditation organizations, that the center provides high quality patient care to burn patients from time of injury through rehabilitation. The ABA offers this program to verify that a burn center is meeting the highest current standards of care for the burn-injured patient.

“Our unique multi-disciplinary approach to burn care combines all disciplines to optimize the outcomes for our burn survivors. This multi-disciplinary approach ensures our burn survivors have all aspects of their medical, social, emotional and functional needs addressed throughout the spectrum of burn care – providing optimal patient care, continuous quality improvement and the best outcomes for injured patients throughout RI and southern New England,” said Nie Bohlen, MSN, RN, Director Trauma, Burn & Children’s Surgery Verification, Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

Hasbro Children’s Hospital verification as a Level I pediatric trauma center extends through January 2024 and burn verification extends through January 2025.

Elena Falcone-Relvas

Senior Public Relations Officer
Bradley Hospital & Hasbro Children's Hospital