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Level 1 Trauma Center
Chris Evert Children's Hospital is one of only two Level 1 trauma centers in Broward County that specialize in pediatric care. The trauma center is part of our dedicated 12-bed pediatric emergency unit that is staffed by surgeons, pediatric emergency nurses, respiratory therapists, x-ray technicians and anesthesiologists who work around the clock to treat the most critically ill or injured patients.
The trauma center has a helipad to receive patients by MEDEVAC who are seriously injured in remote areas. We have the newest innovative technology, including CT scanners inside the trauma bay to allow easier access and quicker results, 24 hours a day. Its practical location also keeps children in the comfort of the pediatric area. Our multidisciplinary trauma team works together to successfully stabilize, rehabilitate and transfer patients into their home environment.
24-hour Emergency Department
The pediatric specialists at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital emergency department are available 24 hours a day to care for children with medical problems that cannot wait to be seen by their regular doctor. We know that it can be stressful to have a sick child and we do everything we can to help families and their children during their emergency department visit.
If an injury is minor, the wait for treatment should not be extensive. The staff of Chris Evert Children's Hospital listened to families concerned about waiting and created FastCare, providing a shorter stay for children with minor illnesses.
Care and Treatment
FastCare was created as part of the Pediatric Emergency Department to treat urgent medical problems such as sore throats, fever, cold symptoms, sprains, minor cuts, insect bites and other non-life threatening illnesses. Our goal is that a child be treated for minor illnesses and injuries, in a thorough, safe and efficient manner, in one hour or less.
Specially Trained Team
Staffed by a special medical team, the FastCare team includes a board certified pediatric emergency physician, registered nurse and other technicians.
Open 7 days a week, from 3pm to 11pm.
For more information about Chris Evert Children's Hospital, or if you need a doctor, call the Broward Health Line at 954-759-7400. Click here for directions to Chris Evert Children’s Hospital