Emergency and Trauma Services
The Region’s Only Dedicated Children’s Emergency Center
After all, kids are special. And that’s just the way we treat them. ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital, formerly ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital:
- Features nine child-friendly pediatric care rooms.
- Is served by pediatric and emergency physicians 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Is staffed by professionals who are specially trained to treat children's medical needs and have pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification.
- Is furnished with kid-sized treatment and diagnostic equipment.
When do you need the ER? At times, it's difficult to decide whether to take your child to the emergency room, an urgent care facility or to your child's doctor. Our “When Do I Need the ER?” has helpful tips. For more preparation, download our “What to Expect During Your Emergency Center Visit” brochure.
If you think your child is experiencing an emergency, don’t hesitate. Call 9-1-1.
The First Designated Pediatric Trauma Center in Northwest Ohio
The American College of Surgeons designated ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital as a Level II pediatric trauma center. This status affirms we have:
- A specialized pediatric emergency department capable of managing complex emergencies.
- Doctors with pediatric specialties and subspecialties who are trained to address children's unique medical needs.
- Outreach educational programs for our community, like Safe Kids Greater Toledo.
- A pediatric intensive care unit staffed by pediatric intensivists.
- Air ambulance or critical care mobile transportation services in emergency situations.
- An entire spectrum of care encompassing the pre-hospital phase through the rehabilitation process.
- Expert pediatric physicians in many subspecialties, which include general surgery, emergency medicine, anesthesia, orthopaedics, and neurosurgery.
Injuries cared for by the pediatric trauma team include:
- Abdominal and chest injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Injuries to extremities
- Drowning / near drowning
Emotional trauma can affect children of all ages, from infancy through adolescence. The effects of emotional trauma (often experienced or witnessed physical trauma) are diverse and often depend on the age of the child and type of trauma. The following are types of emotional trauma:
- Serious Illness
- Physical, sexual and emotional abuse
- Witnessing violence in the home, school or community
- Victim of crime
- Victim of bullying / cyberbullying
- Loss of a loved one
- Combat injury of a loved one
- Living in or escaping from a war zone or act of terrorism
- Natural disaster
In addition to emotional trauma emergency services, The Cullen Center offers assessment and therapy services to children and families who have experienced a traumatic event. Learn more about The Cullen Center.
To learn more about emergency and trauma at ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital, call 419-291-5437 (KIDS).