Re-verified as a level I adult and pediatric trauma center

This past year, we were re-verified as a level I trauma center and a level I pediatric trauma center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the world standard bearer for surgical quality. This achievement recognizes the trauma centers’ dedication to transforming trauma care for optimal outcomes. We are one of only three facilities in the state with level I verification for both adult and pediatric trauma.

Identifying risks for long COVID in children

A new international study conducted in eight countries and published in JAMA Network Open offers a clearer picture of the risks associated with long COVID in children. The study included 1,884 children with COVID-19 who had 90-day follow-up visits. Long COVID was found in nearly 10% of hospitalized children and 5% in children discharged from the emergency department, with the most reported persistent symptoms being fatigue or weakness, cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. The findings can inform public health policy decisions regarding COVID-19 mitigation strategies for children and screening approaches for long COVID among those with severe infections.

Kuppermann receives prestigious mentor award

Nathan Kuppermann, M.D., M.P.H., chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, has received the Maureen Andrew Mentor Award from the Society for Pediatric Research. The national award honors one academic pediatrician who has an outstanding record of mentorship and leadership. Nationally, he has helped create numerous mentoring programs including the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee (PEM CRC) of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) and the Clinical Research on Emergency Services and Treatments Network (CREST) of Kaiser Permanente.