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.