ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital (203)

ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital, formerly ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital, is a 169-bed facility in Toledo, Ohio established in 1993, and has grown to be the region’s leading pediatric care facility. We offer a full spectrum of medical services to meet the unique needs of children from birth through adolescence.

  • We’re accredited by the Joint Commission. We strive to meet the highest national standards for safety and quality of care and are committed to continually improving patient care.
  • We’re the region’s largest Level II pediatric trauma center, providing high quality trauma care for patients during any life emergency.
  • The Hillabrand Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a Level III 72-bed unit providing care for premature babies as early as 22 weeks gestation and as small as 400 grams (14 oz). Our NICU has individual patient rooms designed to mimic the sheltered environment of a mother’s womb.
  • Our pediatric cancer specialists treat patients in our state-of-the-art, yet youthful and whimsical, Debbie Brass Children’s Cancer Center.
  • We’re the first dual-certified asthma program for treating both inpatient and outpatients by the Joint Commission in Ohio.

Who we are

ProMedica Russel J Ebeid Children’s Hospital is Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan’s premier Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center dedicated to providing high quality trauma care to the region’s most severely injured patients. For over 25 years ProMedica Toledo Hospital’s Level 1 Adult Trauma Center and ProMedica Russell J Ebeid Children’s Hospital Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center has received accreditation by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for outstanding trauma care.

The trauma team is on duty 24 hours a day to provide emergency care to injured patients. This includes initial evaluation and resuscitation, surgical care, management in our trauma surgical intensive care and nursing units, operative management, rehabilitation and outpatient care. Our trauma team is led by trauma surgeons who coordinate care with other specialists including neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, and any other specialty surgeons and physicians who may be needed to care for each patient’s unique injuries.

A large number of nursing and other staff members are also a part of the trauma team, including pre-hospital providers, radiology, pharmacy, laboratory, respiratory, pastoral care, social services, rehabilitative medicine and support staff.  ProMedica Toledo Hospital and ProMedica Russell J Ebeid Children’s Hospital’s trauma team cares for approximately 3000 trauma patients each year. 

ProMedica Toledo Hospital and ProMedica Russell J Ebeid Children’s Hospital Trauma Services has an ongoing commitment to research and education.   We are a leading provider of injury prevention and community outreach educational opportunities.   Much of our data collection is used to support research and evidenced-based care initiatives.  ProMedica’s Trauma program is also supported by residents (physicians in training) in surgery, orthopedics and emergency medicine, thereby training future trauma care providers.

TSN Coordinator


Jean Butler
Email Coordinator


2142 N. Cove Blvd.
Toledo, Ohio, 43606

Upcoming Programs & Events

Virtual Support Group for Trauma Survivors: “Summer Renewal: Healing and Thriving Together”

Wednesday, July 10, 3:30-5:00 p.m. EST or Wednesday, July 24, 5:30-7:00 p.m. EST

Virtual support groups are free, 90 minute online groups to support survivors of physical injury
Contact Person
Jean Butler 
Email: [email protected]


NextSteps Online

Ongoing The NextSteps program is a free 6-week self management course designed to recognize that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. based on the principles of self-management. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase one’s self confidence and sense of empowerment. NextSteps teaches you the skills to become an active self manager of your health and your life. Learn more here.


Community Resources

Child Life Program

The Child Life program at ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital seeks to support children and families coping with the emotional impact of childhood illness. We help your child understand and cope with his or her illness, and adjust to our hospital environment. Our team consists of certified Child Life Specialists, a music therapist, a certified teacher, and technology support staff focused on reducing stress for you and your child.

Next Steps

NextSteps is a free online program to help you manage your life after a serious injury. You can engage in the weekly education modules and live chats with other trauma survivors. NextSteps can help you explore the ways your life has changed after traumatic injury and how you can move forward on your journey. This program can help you manage difficult emotions and find the courage to achieve your goals. Join us!

Safe Kids Greater Toledo

Safe Kids Greater Toledo is led by ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support and other resources to assist in achieving our common goal: keeping your kids safe. Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.

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Cullen Center

The Cullen Center offers outpatient pediatric behavioral health assessments, counseling and group support (no psychiatric services). We are a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

OUR MISSION is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.

Children’s Advocay Center

CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER (CAC) Established in 1997 as a project of the Lucas County Child Abuse Task Force, the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) provides services to over 400 children each year. The CAC stresses coordination of investigation and intervention services by bringing together professionals and agencies as a multidisciplinary team to create a child-focused approach to child abuse cases. The goal is to ensure that children are not re-victimized by the very system designed to protect them. The CAC in Lucas County was one of the first CACs in the state and has the honor of being one of 26 programs in Ohio to have Full Member status in the National Children’s Alliance, the accrediting body for CACs nationwide. Additionally, there are no fees for all of the services offered to families through the CAC. We are funded through generous grants and donations to provide support to children and their families.

Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation

f you or your family members are innocent victims of a violent crime, financial assistance may be available. We pay for a wide range of expenses such as medical counseling bills, work loss, and funeral expenses. We generally can’t pay for property expenses.

Safety Tips for Children with Special Needs

Injury is the leading cause of death in children over 1 year in age. In 2003, unintentional injuries caused the deaths of 4,241 children under the age of 15 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). In addition, each year more than 92,000 children are permanently disabled (Safe Kids USA). Children who have chronic illnesses such as diabetes, asthma and epilepsy are at the same risk for injury as their healthy peers. Unfortunately, children with disabilities have higher than average risks for injuries and injuryrelated death (Safe Kids USA).

Ronald McDonald House of Northwest OH

Located next to ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital, RMHC allows parents to stay near their hospitalized children during a medical crisis. Children who are hospitalized need the security of having their parents near them and staying at the hospital around the clock can be a tremendous challenge. That’s where RMHC comes in. The families who stay with us are mere minutes from their child and by having their meals and lodging needs taken care of, families can focus on more important matters – the well-being of their little ones.

Family & Child Abuse Prevention

The Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center was founded in 1974 by local pediatrician, Dr. Bernard Cullen, and a small group of concerned citizens, who saw first hand the devastating effects of child abuse. While child protection and law enforcement agencies have a crucial role in child protection, our founders had the foresight to see the need for additional community partners. From the compassion, dedication, and vision of this small group of people, an organization has evolved with dedicated professionals who diligently work to break the cycle of family violence. With offices in Lucas and Ottawa counties, Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center serves over 50,000 people each year.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Youth Violence Prevention Resources

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention funds national research and specializes in health education, resources, and raising awareness. Youth violence is a serious problem that can have lasting harmful effects on victims and their family, friends, and communities. Youth Violence Prevention efforts should aim to reduce factors that place youth at risk for perpetrating violence, and promote factors that protect youth at risk for violence. Many prevention tools have been developed and implemented; many of these prevention programs and strategies have been evaluated, and found to be effective at preventing violence and related behaviors among youth.

Child Help

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.

Child Help

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.

Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. The Child Mind Institute has prepared free trauma resources to aid parents, educators, and other adults in talking to children and adolescents about potentially traumatic events and identifying those who might benefit from more focused professional attention.

Coalition to Support Grieving Students

The Coalition’s purpose is to create and share a set of industry-endorsed resources that will empower school communities across America in the ongoing support of their grieving students. They provide education and resources to help support students in response to the death of a loved one, school violence/shootings, etc.

National Alliance for Grieving Children

The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. The NAGC is a nationwide network to promote best practices, education, and critical resources to support the mental, emotional and physical health of grieving children and their families.

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB)

The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is dedicated to helping schools support their students through crisis and loss. They assist schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad cope in the aftermath of tragedy in helping to support resilience after crisis and traumatic events. Telephone: 1-877-536-2722

National Child Traumatic Stress Network,

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created to increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This network provides resources and education about Trauma-Informed Care and how trauma impacts children and families. Telephone: (310) 235-2633

Phoenix Society -Resources for Parents and Children

The Phoenix Society is a strong voice for burn survivors, their families, and their caretakers—advocating that healing is life-long process. They focus on information and resources for families of survivors in recovery.

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs.

The Trevor Project

866-488-7386 (Crisis Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth) or Text ‘START” to 678-678 Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Teen Line

Call 1-800-852-8336 or Text “TEEN” to 839863 TEEN LINE was created in 1980 by a group of mental health professionals who, through their personal work with teenagers, realized that a more inclusive approach to adolescent mental health was needed. After extensive research and consultation, TEEN LINE – a teen-to-teen hotline with community outreach services – was born.

Understood Understood is a combined effort from 15 nonprofit organizations that have joined together to support parents of children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey. They provide information and resources to help parents to help their children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. The professionals who advise parents on Understood include educators, learning and attention specialists, physicians, psychologists, lawyers and more. They share a commitment to children with learning and attention issues.

U.S. Department of Education

The purpose of this guidance is to assist educators, parents, and state and local educational agencies in implementing the requirements of Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regarding Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for children with disabilities, including preschool-aged children. Telephone: 1-800-872-5327

U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Find information for children with disabilities and their families who want to explore resources on infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities

You Can NOT Be Replaced

You Can NOT Be Replaced began in 2012 after the loss of a 7th student to suicide from our local high school. Our goal is to reduce the factors that can contribute to someone in crisis while empowering young people and families to improve relationships, communication, and trust.

This is a U.S. government website that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

The International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies is dedicated to sharing information about the effects of trauma and the discovery of programs and services to reduce traumatic stressors and their long-term consequences. For more information, visit this website.

National Human Trafficking Hotline

If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, we’re here to provide the support you need. What Is Human Trafficking? Human trafficking occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his/her will. Force, fraud, or coercion need not be present if the individual engaging in commercial sex is under 18 years of age. LEARN MORE

Ohio Heals

This site contains information, resources, tools and links, all designed to empower youth and support the people who care for and work with them. We hope you are able to access the information you need to make informed decisions and access the services needed to heal.

Good Grief of Northwest Ohio

Good Grief of Northwest Ohio, Inc. provides support for grieving children, teens, young adults, and their families, who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives.