Level I pediatric trauma center for 65,000 miles

UC Davis Medical Center is a level I trauma center, the highest level possible, as verified by the American College of Surgeons. It is the only level I trauma center for both adults and children in inland Northern California, and one of only two in California.

Our hospital and trauma center serve a 33-county, 65,000-square-mile area with the help of the most comprehensive children’s hospital critical-care transport team in Northern California. The program travels 24-7 by ambulance, helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft. The hospital received 2,378 transfers this past year, some from hundreds of miles away. In all we saw more than 10,944 pediatric emergency department visits in fiscal year 2020–21.

An ER waiting room designed just for kids

Our pediatric patients and their families can now benefit from a new private, family focused, pediatric emergency waiting room. The 500-square-foot room offers on-site child life specialists who provide activities for kids, while guiding and assisting families as they cope with urgent situations.

2021 ENA Lantern Award

UC Davis Health’s emergency department received the 2021 Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). The recognition demonstrates nurses, technicians, and all of our ancillary staff’s commitment to exceptional and innovative performance in leadership, evidence-based practices, education, advocacy and research.