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Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

7 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

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Pediatric Trauma Center

The only pediatric trauma center in the Midlands

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers the only pediatric trauma center in the Midlands, and was first in the state to be an American College of Surgeons (ACS)-verified Level II pediatric trauma center.

Our dedicated team is comprised of pediatric surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, pediatric orthopedists, pediatric neurosurgeons, pediatric critical care physicians and other specialty physicians. Additionally our team includes therapists, social workers and other health care professionals – all committed to serving injured children with quality care from prevention to rehabilitation.


Trauma patient referrals
If you are a physician or EMS, contact the Communication Center at Palmetto Health Richland for consultation and patient transfers to the Pediatric Trauma Center:

  • 1-800-757-4625
  • 1-800-75-SHOCK​

Injury prevention

Trauma is the leading cause of death for all children over the age of one year, and yet most are preventable. With community education we can significantly reduce the number of traumas from specific mechanisms.

We aim to educate families and prevent emergencies through interesting and interactive programs sponsored by Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital:

Buckle Buddies
Buckle Buddies teaches child seat safety and hosts car seat checks in the community.
 
Palmetto Health Children's Hospital Buckle Buddies
Safe Kids Midlands
Safe Kids Midlands is devoted to a wide variety of trauma prevention topics.
 
Palmetto Health Children's Hospital Safe Kids Midlands

ThinkFirst for Kids
ThinkFirst for Kids focuses on preventing traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries from falls, diving in shallow water and not wearing appropriately fitted helmets during sports and outdoor play.
 
 
Palmetto Health Children's Hospital ThinkFirst for Kids

For more information on the ThinkFirst or Safe Kids Midlands programs, or to schedule a presentation for a class or request representation at a health fair or career day, please email Mabry Gray at Mabry.Gray@PalmettoHealth.org.

To learn more about Buckle Buddies, contact us via phone at 803-434-2955 or email at BuckleBuddies@PalmettoHealth.org.


Palmetto Health Foundation Pediatric Trauma Fund
Gifts made to the Pediatric Trauma Fund are just one of many ways in which you can help Palmetto Health assist the community members in their time of need. To find out more about how you can support Pediatric Trauma, please contact Palmetto Health Foundation or call 803-434-7275. Learn more »

Our team


Juan Camps, MD, MBA

Pediatric Trauma Medical Director

Stanton Adkins, MD

Pediatric Trauma Surgeon

Bhairav Shah, MD

Pediatric Trauma Surgeon

Varun Bhalla, MD

Pediatric Trauma Surgeon

Mandy Felder, RN

Pediatric Trauma Program Manager

Mabry Gray, MHA

Safety Coordinator

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