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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 Fort Pierce

At HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital, our comprehensive trauma care is convenient to the Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties.

As a Level II Trauma Center, our highly trained surgeons are immediately available 24/7 to treat severe injuries.

With specialized training and experience, our trauma surgeons, physicians, nurses and emergency staff have saved hundreds of lives and accelerated patient recoveries at every stage of the treatment process. Because of this, you can trust our team to provide lifesaving care during critical times of need.

What conditions are treated in a trauma center?

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

  • 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

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’s the difference between a trauma center and an emergency room (ER)?

Our emergency department focuses on emergency care for a wide range of conditions. Our trauma center, however, is equipped to provide specialized, comprehensive emergency medical services if you have experienced a traumatic injury.

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


Trauma injury prevention education

Our Trauma Injury Prevention Program team has developed relationships with school districts, churches and other community organizations to offer educational training via webinars to serve our families and the community. Among other topics, these webinars cover:

  • Gun safety
  • Home safety
  • Pool safety
  • Stop the Bleed

We also provide local senior facilities with educational and interactive webinars featuring fall prevention training and mental health activities.


Trauma survivors support group

Another way we support the community is through our trauma survivors support group called iSurvive. This group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month.

To sign up or get more information about our webinars or support group, contact our injury prevention educator at (772) 332-6304.


Trauma Classes & Events


 October 1 - October 31, 2022
 6:00 - 11:59pm
 HCA Florida North Florida Hospital - Online Class
HCA Florida North Florida Hospital supports breastfeeding success! This free online breastfeeding class is a web-based educational class that includes outstanding video education to help improve breastfeeding confidence and success. After your...

 October 1 - October 31, 2022
 6:00 - 11:59pm
 HCA Florida North Florida Hospital - Online Class
HCA Florida North Florida Hospital supports breastfeeding success! This free online breastfeeding class is a web-based educational class that includes outstanding video education to help improve breastfeeding confidence and success. After your...

 October 1 - October 31, 2022
 6:00 - 11:58pm
 HCA Florida Trinity Hospital - Online Class
Learn in your space, on your time. This eClass shares with you the transition into your new role as a parent, the baby's homecoming and basic infant care. Topics include feeding, bathing, infant behavior, signs of illness, car seat safety, safe...

 October 1 - October 31, 2022
 6:00 - 11:58pm
 HCA Florida Trinity Hospital - Online Class
Learn in your space, on your time. This eClass is designed to prepare you and your support person for the birth of your baby. Learn about the different stages of labor, medical procedures and types of birth.  When you register, please provide an...

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