Phoenix Children's Hospital has provided hope, healing, and the best healthcare for children since it was born in 1983, and has grown to become one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country. With a Medical Staff of nearly 1,000 pediatric specialists, Phoenix Children’s provides inpatient, outpatient, trauma and emergency care across more than 70 pediatric subspecialties, the most comprehensive pediatric care available in the state. The Hospital’s six Centers of Excellence have grown in size and expertise to place them on par with some of the most prestigious of their kind in the US.

Phoenix Children's, the Center for Family Health and Safety (CFHS) aims to reduce injuries and promote safe, stable and nurturing, families and communities.  The Center has three distinct program areas:  (1)  Injury Prevention, (2)  Strong Families and (3) Kohl's Mindful Me.

The Injury Prevention and Strong Families programs are designed to keep kids out of the hospital by assessing and targeting their greatest needs to keep families and communities thriving.  The program work to:

Through the umbrella of the PCH Injury Prevention, we identify and reach out to these vulnerable and at-risk populations throughout the community to deliver education, program development, and advocacy around:

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Ilce Alexander
Injury Prevention Specialist
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
1919 E. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 933-3393
Fax: (602) 933-3356

Mapping address: 1919 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

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David M. Notrica, MD, FACS, FAAP

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Trauma Medical Director – Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Dr. David M. Notrica has been practicing pediatric surgery in Phoenix for the past 15 years. He received his M.D. from Emory University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery training at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Notrica obtained his fellowship in pediatric surgery at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX.

Dr. Notrica established Arizona’s only ACS verified Level I Trauma Center for pediatric patients at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in 2008 and continues to serve as its Trauma Medical Director. He is co-director of the joint Chest Wall program at Mayo Clinic-Arizona and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He has served as the President of the Medical Staff and Chief of Surgery at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He is a member of multiple professional societies including the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, the Michael E. DeBakey Society, and is a Fellow with both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons.

His extensive community involvement includes serving as the pediatric representative for the Arizona State Trauma Advisory Board and serving on the planning committee for the Western Pediatric Trauma Conference. He is the Chair of the American Pediatric Surgical Association’s Practice Committee and is a board member of the Arizona Trauma and Acute Care Consortium where he serves as Co-chair for their annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposiums.

Dr. Notrica actively participates in the education of medical students and helps train surgery residents from various programs in Arizona including Mayo Clinic-Arizona, Phoenix Integrated Surgery Residency, and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. He is an Assistant Professor in the Child Health Department with the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine-Phoenix and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Mayo Clinic-Arizona.

Dr. Notrica is an avid researcher and his recent publications have been included in The Journal of Pediatric Surgery, The Journal of Emergency Medicine, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Dr. Notrica has presented at many national clinical meetings including the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics-Surgical Section, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Notrica has been filmed for several local television segments covering topics ranging from the opening of the Level I Trauma Center at Phoenix Children’s to the prevention of battery ingestion. He has also been featured in two cable television programs: Medical Incredible and Maternity Ward. Dr. Notrica has been listed as a ‘Top Doc’ by Phoenix magazine, has been included in Best Doctors in America® annually since 2005, and has been listed as a ‘Top Doctor’ in U.S. News and World Report consecutively since 2011.

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1920 E. Cambridge Ave., Suite 201
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Ilce Alexander, BA

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Injury Prevention Specialist, Phoenix Children’s Center for Family Health and Safety, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Phoenix

Ilce Alexander is an Injury Prevention Specialist that works at Phoenix Children's Hospital. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and has been working in nonprofit for over 18 years. She serves as a member of the Arizona Child Fatality Review. As an Injury Prevention Community Advocate, she has a history of collaboratively creating partnerships in the community to ensure families are linked to proper resources. She is a Certified Technician for Child Passenger Safety Technician and Special Transportation Needs. Her goal is to assist families to become aware of unsafe conditions and provide support to make needed changes to avoid preventable injuries and keep children safe in Arizona.

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Phoenix, Arizona 85016

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