Trauma Service

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Ambulance leaving the Soin Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Center at Dayton Children's.

Dayton Children’s trauma team provides specialized care for injured children in the Miami Valley region. The trauma team is available 24 hours a day to direct emergency resuscitation of critically injured children. Our service cares for injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes, burns, falls, animal bites, assaults, bicycle accidents, recreational activities and child abuse.

Dayton Children’s trauma center is verified as a level II pediatric trauma center by the committee on trauma of the American College of Surgeons—the only verified pediatric trauma center in the region.

Trauma Services We Offer

  • Pediatric trauma team
  • Immediate, specialized care for children suffering multisystem injuries
  • Pediatric mobile intensive care unit
  • Injury prevention outreach program
  • Access to pediatric subspecialists in approximately 35 subspecialty areas
  • Trauma registry

Meet Our Trauma Team 

Medical Director: David P. Meagher Jr, MD
Director: Cindy Burger, RN, MS, NBA-BC
Trauma coordinator: Lisa Schwing, RN




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