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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.

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.

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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


 March 1 - March 31, 2024
 6:00 - 11:59pm
 HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital - Online Class
Learn what to expect before and after your scheduled surgery and how to prepare for the best recovery. If you have any questions about this class, please call our Ortho and Spine Unit at 352-597-6000....

 March 1 - March 31, 2024
 6:00 - 11:59pm
 HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital - Online Class
Learn what to expect before and after your scheduled surgery and how to prepare for the best recovery. If you have any questions about this class, please call our Ortho and Spine Unit at 352-597-6000....

 March 4, 2024
 11:00 - 12:00pm
 HCA Florida Osceola Hospital - Classrooms A and B - 1st Floor
Join our in-person breastfeeding support group, "Breast Friends", with mothers and babies to aid in breastfeeding success after delivery. This is an informal setting for new mothers and babies to get together, discuss the new experiences that go...

 March 4, 2024
 1:00 - 2:00pm
 HCA Florida Poinciana Hospital - Online Class
"Can I Eat This?" - Fitting Food Cravings in Your Bariatric Surgery Diet This is a VIRTUAL class for individuals who had weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) and are anxious about what to eat and what not to eat after surgery. Before...

Our Trauma center Locations

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Lawnwood Hospital
1700 S 23rd St
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
 (772) 461 - 4000

Currently Viewing:

Lawnwood Hospital
1700 S 23rd St
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
 (772) 461 - 4000
Osceola Hospital
700 W Oak St
Kissimmee, FL 34741
 (407) 846 - 2266

88.4 miles