The Trauma Center at UF Health Jacksonville is separate from the Emergency Department and has five designated bays to receive trauma victims. It is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with specialty trained healthcare providers in emergency, trauma and critical care. The team consists of trauma surgeons, physician assistants, nurses and others with extensive training in caring for trauma patients.
The center’s primary service area includes Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns Counties; however, TraumaOne serves a much broader area, including counties in Southeast Georgia. More than 3,500 patients come through the doors of the Trauma Center annually. On each of its four busiest days, 24 patients were treated by the team. Motor vehicle crashes, motorcycle crashes, falls, pedestrian and other accidents accounted for 74 percent of trauma cases last year.