Trauma services on the Treasure Coast

As a Level II Trauma Center, we offer specialized medical care to acutely injured patients in the Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties. Our highly trained surgeons are immediately available 24/7, meaning we can care for even the most severely injured patients on the Treasure Coast.

For more information about our trauma center and the conditions we treat, call our 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse® team at (772) 742-9050.

To ensure the best possible care, our multidisciplinary trauma team is ready before patients arrive. With their specialized training and experience, our trauma surgeons, physicians, nurses and other emergency staff have saved hundreds of lives and accelerated patient recoveries at every stage of the treatment process.

What’s the difference between a trauma center and an ER?

Our ER services focus on emergency care for a wide range of conditions. Our trauma center, however, is equipped to provide specialized, comprehensive emergency medical services to patients who’ve experienced a traumatic injury.

Another key difference is that our trauma center has a trauma surgeon at bedside within minutes of a patient’s arrival. This is an essential part of our ability to provide prompt, successful treatment.

What is a Level II Trauma Center?

The level of a trauma center depends on the resources available and conditions treated at that center. A Level II Trauma Center features:

  • 24-hour immediate care
  • Access to general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and radiologists
  • Treatment through emergency medicine and critical care

What conditions are treated in a trauma center?

Physicians at trauma centers treat a range of serious injuries, such as:

  • Brain injuries
  • Major burns (those covering a significant portion of the body)
  • Traumatic injuries, such as serious car crash injuries
  • Other serious injuries, such as gunshot and stab wounds

If you think you have experienced a trauma emergency, call 911. After paramedics arrive and stabilize your injury, they can determine whether you need to go to an ER or trauma center.

Trauma injury prevention program webinars

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center’s Trauma Injury Prevention Program team has developed relationships with school districts, churches and other community organizations to offer educational training via webinar to serve our families and the community. These webinars include:

  • Gun safety
  • Water/pool safety
  • Kitchen safety
  • And many more

In addition to teaching families how to keep their kids safe at home, our team is also providing local senior facilities with educational and interactive webinars featuring fall prevention training and mental health activities.

The webinars are available to families in St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Martin, Indian River and Highlands counties. Additionally, Lawnwood is offering iSurvive, a trauma survivors support group, every fourth Tuesday of the month. For more information or to sign up for these webinars, please contact Chinetta Neal, Injury Prevention Educator at (772) 332-6304.