Brenner Programs & Services

Some of the programs and services provided by or affiliated with Brenner Children’s Hospital:

  • North Carolina’s first Level I Pediatric Trauma Center—the highest designation possible.
  • A modern emergency department designed just for children.
  • One of the largest neonatal intensive care units (NICU) in the state, with plans for updating it with a modern, family-focused design.
  • The region’s leading pediatric heart program, to help children with congenital and acquired heart conditions.
  • A leading pediatric cancer program, world-class neurologists and neurosurgeons, and one of the most extensive pediatric orthopaedic centers in western North Carolina.
  • Critical care transport, with specially equipped ambulances and a helicopter to transport children from 20 counties to the Brenner Children’s emergency department: Transport teams can also take the capabilities of the Brenner Children’s NICU to community hospitals throughout the region.
  • Brenner FIT (Families in Training), a nationally recognized program addressing childhood obesity: Unlike traditional pediatric weight management programs, this structured one-year program enlists the patient’s entire family, helping them permanently change their family habits to create a healthier lifestyle together.
  • The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma, founded by Richard and Judy Childress: Although not a part of Brenner Children’s, the institute complements the Medical Center’s commitment to children’s health; traumatic injury is responsible for the death of more children in the U.S. than all other causes combined, and the institute discovers and shares the best ways to prevent and treat severe injuries in children, through research, education and advocacy.

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