UF Health Jacksonville is home to the TraumaOne trauma program, the only state-approved adult and pediatric Level I trauma center in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. University of Florida trauma surgeons and specially trained support staff are available to help severely injured patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The TraumaOne Trauma Center has five resuscitation beds that allow for immediate evaluation and resuscitation of injured patients by the Trauma One team. The UF Health TraumaOne program is widely recognized as one of the largest trauma programs in the nation, seeing almost 4,000 patients annually, of which about 2,500 are admitted.
The TraumaOne team is staffed by UF faculty surgeons, as well as nurses, paramedics, residents, fellows, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists and other support personnel who have had special training in the care of trauma patients and meet all educational requirements necessary to support a state approved Level I trauma center. This experienced and knowledgeable medical team is led by attending surgeons and provides care for each trauma patient from admission through discharge in order to maintain a continuity of care through his or her stay and return the injured patient to a healthy, productive life. The TraumaOne program is also supported by a high-tech 16-bed trauma intensive care unit equipped with the latest lifesaving technology.
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.