The West Coast’s first level I Children’s Surgery Center

In 2016 we became the first hospital on the West Coast and the fourth in the nation to earn verification as a level I Children’s Surgery Center from the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the world’s largest organization of surgeons. ACS granted us the highest-level designation after an extensive site visit by a survey team of children’s surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses who reviewed our structure, processes and clinical outcomes data.

Level I centers have specialty trained children’s surgeons in every discipline, with pediatric anesthesiologists and dedicated operating rooms for children available 24 hours a day. They also train future leaders in education and research and participate in community outreach.

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