Valley Children’s Hospital has regained its level two trauma designation.
The designation means critically injured children can be taken right from the site of their accident to the hospital. Previously they would be sent to Fresno’s Community Regional Medical Center or to Modesto.
Children’s gave up its designation 10 years ago due to an inability to maintain the services needed for 24-hour trauma care.
Children’s CEO Todd Suntrapak says that is no longer the case.