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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…

A Night for Heroes 2019: Chris Hemmen

Chris Hemmen was the patient honoree at the 2019 A Night for Heroes gala, an annual event that benefits UF Health TraumaOne, the region’s only adult and pediatric Level I trauma center.

UF Health TraumaOne 35th Anniversary

When UF Health TraumaOne began in 1983, it was the first trauma program in the state of Florida. Today, it is still the only adult and pediatric Level I trauma program in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Staffed by University of Florida faculty trauma surgeons and emergency medicine physicians, as…

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.

Preventing hot car deaths

Our UF Health TraumaOne injury prevention and trauma education coordinator, Rebecca Melvin, illustrates the dangers of leaving children in a parked car, and offers solutions for avoiding these preventable tragedies.