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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 hospital in Sanford, Florida

If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic accident, the experienced trauma team at HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital is here for you.

Our Level II Trauma Center, designated by the state of Florida, offers lifesaving trauma care to Trauma Service Area 8, which includes Orange, Seminole, Sumter, Lake and Osceola counties. This means, if you are in a critical time of need, our skilled trauma surgeons, nurses and staff are here 24/7 providing skilled, coordinated trauma care.

Trauma conditions we treat

Trauma refers to a severe injury or shock to the body and often results from physical force, such as an accident or a violent act.

Common events that bring patients to our trauma center

Our trauma center provides treatment for patients who have experienced traumatic events, such as:

  • Brain and head trauma
  • Burns
  • Chest and abdominal trauma
  • Drowning
  • Extremity trauma (leg or arm)
  • Facial trauma
  • Falls
  • Gunshot wounds and stabbings
  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Natural disasters
  • Neck trauma
  • Physical assaults
  • Spinal trauma
  • Sports injuries

Our trauma capabilities and services

As an affiliate of Florida's first and largest statewide network of trauma centers and with a multidisciplinary team of specialists experienced in trauma care, our hospital is equipped to provide you with the comprehensive care you need.

Integrated trauma care

We are part of a statewide network of trauma centers that was developed as an affiliation between the University of South Florida (USF) and HCA Healthcare to improve access and outcomes of injured patients.

With USF's sophisticated trauma treatment model and research center combined with HCA Healthcare's highly skilled staff and advanced technology, we can deliver high-quality care you need when you need it most.

Our trauma care team

Our emergency room (ER) is equipped with a multidisciplinary team prepared to treat serious injuries and medical conditions any time of day.

Our trauma center provides patients with:

  • 24/7 access to specialty surgeons and physicians
  • 24/7 in-house coverage by a trauma surgeon
  • 24/7 on-call neurosurgeons
  • 24/7 on-site anesthesia provider, surgical services team and trauma-trained nurses

The importance of convenient, high-quality trauma care

Rapid access to a trauma center provides timely care, decreasing the likelihood of death and disability.

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Trauma is the leading cause of death among Floridians 44 years old and younger. Florida's death rate for trauma remains higher than the national average. That's why getting to a skilled trauma team quickly is critical for patients in need of trauma care.

When emergency medical services (EMS) personnel respond to critically injured patients, they transport them to the nearest trauma center that can meet their needs.

With our trauma specialists, EMS personnel and partnership with USF, we are proud to bring lifesaving trauma care to patients in our region.

Scotty Reeves, Trauma Survivor

Oviedo High School’s Scotty Reeves was heading to college on a full baseball scholarship when life threw him a frightening curveball.
Scotty Reeves

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