Comer Children’s Hospital

The Pediatric Emergency Department – the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center on the South Side of Chicago – treats more than 35,000 patients each year, including hundreds with complex trauma injuries. In conjunction with various surgical specialists, care is provided for children with injuries ranging from minor to the most serious multiple traumas.

The Pediatric Emergency Department is comprised of 22 general exam rooms, two procedure rooms, two triage rooms, and two trauma/resuscitation rooms. Fully equipped air medical transport is available for critically injured patients from the surrounding areas.

The Pediatric ED is a center for resident and other medical staff education in the acute management of ill and injured infants, children, and adolescents. Educational experiences include didactic curriculum and significant hands-on training. Faculty members also participate actively in education from the local to international level.
The faculty of the Pediatric Emergency Section is involved in a number of research projects. There is on-going research on a variety of problems related to health and emergency care of children and adolescents including prevention, patient safety and medical education, and the evaluation of resident training.

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago is a state-of-the-art facility, with 20 general PICU beds and 10 beds designated for cardiac intensive care patients. The PICU team directs the care of these critically ill children together with consulting services from across the hospital, including both medical and surgical subspecialties (pediatric surgery, cardiac surgery, trauma surgery, ENT, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery).

University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residents rotate through the Pediatric ED, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU, and serve as UCAN Flight Physician for pediatric medical and trauma transports.

For more information, please visit the Comer Children’s Hospital Website.