Emergency services at Primary Children's Hospital are a collaboration of efforts between the hospital, trauma, and lifeflight services. The Emergency Department (ED) is a designated pediatric trauma I center that serves 40,000 children each year. The ED staff of physicians, nurses, technicians, and respiratory therapists strives to work in small teams to minimize repetition of information and streamline each family's visit. The ED also works in partnership with pediatricians in the Rapid Treatment Unit, a short-stay unit for care of hospitalized children who will have shorter stays. The attending physicians in Primary Children's Emergency Department are board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics.


Primary Children’s Hospital is a full-service Trauma 1 Pediatric Center certified by the American College of Surgeons and serving six Intermountain states. The Trauma Service system emphasizes the delivery of expert care, research, education and prevention.