Pediatric Trauma

umc level II trauma center

In 2016, UMC Children's Hospital was verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. This verification recognizes UMC's comittment to providing excellent care to pediatric trauma patients form the entire region and complements UMC's Level I Trauma verification.

UMC's partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center allows for Texas Tech's Department of Surgery to provide surgical care for the injured patient (including trauma surgeons, critical care coverage, burn surgeons and neurosurgeons).

UMC Children's Hospital offers many resources from families, such as the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's Center for Superheroes, a Patient Family Advocacy Council, injury prevention programs and pediatric trauma outreach and education.
An integral part of the recovery process is rehabilitation. UMC provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and social services in both inpatient and outpatient settings.


Safe Riders Car Seat Safety Program

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Accidents (unintentional injuries) are the number one cause of death in children, according to the CDC. And three out of four car seats are installed wrong. Having a car seat, and making sure it's installed properly, can help lessen the chances of death in an accident.

UMC Trauma and Burn Services now offers a program through the Safe Riders Traffic Safety Program. This program allows us to provide low income families with a free car seat.


  • Free car seats are available for self-certified low income families--there is no application or proof of income needed.

  • Recipients only need to attend a free car seat safety class to get one.

  • If you're in need of a car seat call us at 806.761.0660.

The next Car Seat Safety Class is August 17 at 11AM, and another at 12:30PM.

Car seat safety checkups

In conjunction with this program, UMC Trauma and Burn Services offers free car seat checks for the public. 
Call 806.761.0660 to set up an appointment.

We also host free car seat safety check events for the public.

UMC wants to ensure your most precious cargo is safe at all times. We are honored to provide these services to you at no cost.

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