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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


 May 26, 2022
 6:00 - 9:00pm
 Medical Center of Trinity
Learn about the health benefits of breastfeeding with a focus on fundamentals and how to access support, your new role as a parent, the baby's homecoming and basic infant care. Topics include feeding, bathing, infant behavior, signs of illness,...

 May 26, 2022
 6:00 - 9:00pm
 Medical Center of Trinity
Learn about the health benefits of breastfeeding with a focus on fundamentals and how to access support, your new role as a parent, the baby's homecoming and basic infant care. Topics include feeding, bathing, infant behavior, signs of illness,...

Stroke Support Group 
 May 27, 2022
 1:30 - 2:30pm
 H2U of Fawcett Memorial Hospital
This support group is for newly diagnosed stroke survivors, long term stroke survivors and their caregivers. The group involves caregivers and medical clinicians that provide insight and resources on the challenges that survivors and caregivers...

Understanding Birth - Refresher And Tour 
 May 28, 2022
 9:00 - 1:00pm
 Medical Center of Trinity
For moms who have had a child but are looking for a refresher in understanding birth. The class includes a tour of labor, delivery, recovery, post partum and information on our Infant Safety and Security Program. This class is $10.00 per couple....

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