Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Services

Caring for Kids is Our Specialty

When a child becomes ill or gets injured, it's important to get treatment as quickly as possible. Mary Bridge Children's Hospital treats more than 45,000 patient visits annually through our pediatric Emergency Department. Our board-certified pediatric emergency physicians staff the emergency department 24 hours a day.

Pediatric emergency physicians work as a team with pediatricians, subspecialists, registered nurses, and paramedics who are specially trained to provide care for ill and injured infants and children.

Pediatric Trauma Center

Mary Bridge Children's serves as the state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washington, and provides regional pediatric trauma care for Pierce, Thurston, South King, Lewis, Grays Harbor and North Pacific counties and beyond.

Our pediatric trauma center is supported by a dedicated  Pediatric Transport Team, a mobile critical care unit for both ground and air transport. Our team of specially trained registered nurses and respiratory therapists safely transfer hundreds of seriously ill children to Mary Bridge Children’s Pediatric Trauma Center each year. Our partnership with Airlift Northwest, part of UW Medicine, means our team can transfer the most critical pediatric patients in far-reaching areas three to four times faster than ground transport.

Our trauma team of pediatric specialists and support staff includes board-certified pediatric specialists in emergency medicine, pediatric surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and pediatric critical care, including extracorporeal life support (ECLS).

Mary Bridge Children’s Level II Pediatric Trauma Center also has dedicated pediatric hospitalists, orthopedists, neurologists, plastic surgeons and anesthesiologists, as well as pediatric nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, neuropsychologists, sports medicine and many other professionals all working together to care and treat the unique needs of each child.

Comprehensive Surgical Services

Mary Bridge Children's Surgical Services offers a full range of operative and non-operative pediatric care, with coordinated services for even the most complex pediatric patients.

Our pediatric surgical services include:

  • Inpatient, outpatient, short stay and diagnostic care
  • Multidisciplinary pediatric surgical team available 24 hours a day, every day
  • Pediatric anesthesia and sedation services
  • Case-specific preparation for families, including a pre-surgery tour