December 11, 2009
Doctors and nurses struggle to save patients with serious injuries who arrive at the trauma center at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute.
November 13, 2009
Hospital estimates were for TCTC to treat on average 42 patients/month. The real average is 92 patients monthly. So far the TCTC team saved 96% of all traumatic injuries that have entered our doors, far above the national average. St. Lucie County residents now have a 50% better chance of surviving a traumatic injury due to the Trauma Center’s program.
November 12, 2009
Our 500th trauma patient is 79-year-old Frantisci Spacil. Mr. Spacil fell off a high ladder while installing gutters on his house in Port St.Lucie. While being diagnosed in our state-of-the-art, 64 -slice CT scanner, Trauma Surgeons Dr. Robert O’Connor, our Chief of Neurosurgery, Dr. Victor DaSilva diagnosed a potentially-paralyzing neck injury the doctors were able to quickly treat.
Life Alliance Recognizes Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute for Outstanding Record for Organ Donation
November 10, 2009
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute has played an integral role in assisting hospitals throughout the nation with organ donations, and is being honored by the US Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Life Alliances for the Gift of Life Donation Initiative. We are the only hospital in South Florida and the Treasure Coast to receive such an honor.
October 23, 2009
A new policy is in effect limiting Intensive Care Unit visitation and restricting child visitors at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute as its staff and public health officials further an initiative to protect patients from the novel H1N1 influenza virus, commonly known as swine flu.
Join the St. Lucie County Health Department and Healthcare Community Expert’s at a Town Hall Meeting to Discuss H1N1 (Swine Flu) Preventive Measures
September 17, 2009
St. Lucie County Health Department and community leaders, partners are hosting this Town Hall Meeting to inform the public about H1N1 (Swine Flu) prevention measures.
July 30, 2009
Hospital Corporation of America, (HCA), which is composed of locally managed healthcare facilities that include Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute, including 163 additional hospitals and 112 outpatient centers in 20 states and England, has joined Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading group for organizations in the healthcare community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices.
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute Becomes Treasure Coast's Only Provisional Level II Trauma Center
April 27, 2009
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute has successfully completed the provisional review phase of the Level II trauma center approval process.