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Trauma center

Trauma centers provide highly-trained physicians, specialists, critical care nurses and support staff who are available around the clock to care for your most serious healthcare needs. Trauma centers often provide burn care for individuals suffering from minor to severe burns.

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Trauma services in Bayonet Point

When a traumatic injury occurs, it's important to seek care as soon as possible.

This is why HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital is proud to provide patients with lifesaving trauma care.

Our hospital, near Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties, has received recognition from the Florida Department of Health as a Level II Trauma Center. This means you and your loved ones have access to immediate 24/7 coverage by trauma surgeons and specialists covering a wide range of medical fields.

Trauma conditions we treat

At our Level II Trauma Center, we treat a wide range of traumatic injuries and conditions, including:

  • Brain and head trauma
  • Neck trauma
  • Facial trauma, including eyes, ears, nose and mouth
  • Thoracic (chest) and abdominal trauma
  • Spinal trauma
  • Leg and arm trauma

Our trauma services

As a Level II Trauma Center, our hospital meets numerous standards that help our staff provide superior care in emergency situations.

Trauma surgery

Depending on the type of trauma you experience, our team makes sure you receive a thorough evaluation to determine if surgery is needed. If it turns out that surgery is the best option, you can trust our medical center to offer the comprehensive surgical services you need.

Comprehensive trauma care

A board-certified trauma surgeon is on site 24/7. Additionally, specialty surgeons are available in a range of areas, including neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. We also work closely with local emergency medical services (EMS) to ensure you receive seamless care.

Our other hospital departments work with our trauma center to offer you thorough care. Trauma services extend to multiple hospital units and specialties, including:

  • Anesthesia services
  • Blood bank services
  • Emergency care
  • Imaging services
  • Intensive care
  • Laboratory diagnostics
  • Neurological care
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Surgical care

Fall prevention resources

As a Level II Trauma Center we are committed to serving our community with trauma prevention resources.

With this in mind, our team has designed a class to help members of our community reduce their risk of falls and increase physical activity. This class, called A Matter of Balance, aims to help participants feel more confident in their abilities to manage falls through strength training and learning how to protect themselves if a fall occurs

Common causes of traumatic injuries

A traumatic injury may result from a number of causes, including

  • Automobile and motorcycle accidents
  • Drowning
  • Falls
  • Gunshot wounds and stabbings
  • Natural disasters, such as fire, flood and earthquake
  • Physical assaults
  • Severe burns

Donna’s Story

The inspiring story about Donna Bright who came to the Trauma Center at Bayonet Point Hospital. Hear Donna and her husband talk about her experience. Listen to the trauma team as they talk about Donna, her injury, but most important how they view treating each patient at Bayonet Point's Trauma Center. As Elizabeth Lewis, RN, says, "Somebody's coming in at the most traumatic point in their life. You have to be at the top of your game all the time."
Donna Bright with her husband.

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