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Going to the chapel

UF Health TraumaOne patient receives critical care…and a wedding Oct. 22, 2017 started out as the happiest day in Gina Francica’s life. After 13 years of courtship, Gina and her sweetheart were set to be married in Neptune Beach, Florida, in an all-white affair. It was 11 a.m. and Francica…

UF physician selected as a “40 under 40” member for 2019

Brian Yorkgitis, DO, a UF Health Jacksonville trauma surgeon and assistant professor of surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, has been named to the “40 Under 40” list compiled by the Jacksonville Business Journal.

Thumbs up for Chris

UF Health TraumaOne and an outpouring of community support heal a local teen with a traumatic brain injury. Pam Hemmen sent her son, Chris, to his part-time job coaching youth sports with the family’s signature goodbye on the morning of July 23, 2017. “Don’t eat Tide Pods,” she said, with…

UF Health TraumaOne celebrates 35th anniversary

UF Health TraumaOne, the only adult and pediatric Level I trauma center in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, marked its 35th year of service to the community today with an anniversary celebration on campus.

Helping seniors stand strong

It’s a growing problem that is literally knocking millions of people off their feet and into hospital beds every year. Falls are the leading cause of injuries among adults 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in four older adults reported falling, with more…

UF Health TraumaOne receives top recognition from American College of Surgeons

UF Health TraumaOne, the only adult and pediatric Level I trauma center in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, has received official verification from the American College of Surgeons, a distinction given only to trauma centers that meet the most stringent criteria. Trauma center verification is an evaluation process by…

Emergency and Trauma Services at UF Health Jacksonville

Emergency and trauma services at UF Health Jacksonville require the coordinated efforts of a highly specialized team of emergency medicine physicians, trauma surgeons, resident and fellow physicians, advanced nurses and technicians, and other providers trained in providing rapid, lifesaving care.

A heads-up on helmet safety

Riding a bicycle can be a fun and healthy way to enjoy summer, but for many, the trip can end in the emergency room. Each year in the United States, about 800 bicyclists are killed and another 500,000 are transported to hospitals, according to the Centers for Disease Control and…

Supervising swimmers to save lives

Andrew Schmidt, DO, MPH Three children drown every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of these incidents happen in commercial and residential swimming pools, and may have been prevented if the child had proper supervision. UF Health TraumaOne works year-round to prevent children from…