The region's top trauma surgeons practice here.
The UF Health Acute Care Surgery team in Jacksonville, Florida,
encompasses three crucial areas of patient care: trauma surgery, surgical critical
care and emergency surgery.
Trauma, the disease of injury, is the most common cause of death and disability
in people ages 1 to 44. Traffic injuries are among the leading causes of trauma
cases. In these situations, the most critical element in preserving the patient's
quality of life is minimizing the amount of time between the traumatic incident
and when he or she receives emergency medical treatment. Fortunately, Northeast
Florida and Southeast Georgia residents can rely on UF Health Jacksonville for the
area's only Level I trauma center and the most effective, efficient trauma transport
and critical care treatment available today.
TraumaOne Trauma Center
Since 1983, UF Health Jacksonville has been 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 American College of Surgeons-verified TraumaOne
Trauma Center has five resuscitation beds that allow for immediate evaluation and
resuscitation of injured patients by the trauma 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
Surgical Critical Care
The surgical critical care service is staffed by attending surgeons and provides
care to nearly 1,000 critically ill or injured patients each year. These patients
are able to receive state-of-the-art care in an effort to support organ dysfunction
during their illness.
Emergency General Surgery
Attending surgeons provide prompt evaluation and consultation to all patients presenting
with emergent surgical conditions. The attending surgeon then works with resident
surgeons to direct patient care and supervise any needed surgical procedures.