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Emergency and Trauma Care for Children

If you or your child are experiencing an emergency, CALL 911 or visit your nearest emergency department.

From the moment an emergency medical situation happens to your child, we are ready to help with the highest level of children’s medical care possible. 

We’re proud to have the only pediatric emergency department in West Michigan, which is designed specifically for kids and staffed by experts in pediatric emergency medicine. We even offer a free valet parking service so you can focus on your child and leave the parking to us.  

Our specially trained pediatric emergency medicine staff are ready 24/7 to care for your child. 

We’re also a Level I trauma center, with a pediatric trauma care team that provides care for severe injuries. We are recognized as experts in pediatric trauma and burn care with specially trained physicians and nurses available 24 hours a day to care for unexpected or severe injuries. 

Should your child require admission to the hospital from the emergency department, our dedicated pediatric specialists will provide attentive and child-friendly care. 

Our Injury Prevention Program is the lead agency for Safe Kids Greater Grand Rapids, helping the community with tips, education and safety events to keep your child safe. 

Features of Emergency and Trauma Care for Children

Burn Center

We provide specialized care and meet the long-term recovery needs of children who experience an intense burn.

Critical Care Unit

Our pediatric critical care unit, or PCCU, provides around-the-clock care for infants, children and teens with traumatic injuries or life-threatening illnesses, and recovery care services for children after surgery. 

Trauma Center

We’re a Level I trauma center, which means the highest level of medical care possible is right here for your child.

Emergency Medicine

Our pediatric emergency medicine department provides highly specialized, emergency care for infants, children and teens who are ill or injured.

Injury Prevention Program

We want to help keep your child safe. Our Injury Prevention Program offers education and safety events to help prevent injuries at home, at play and much more