Video: Benefits of a Level I Trauma Center
The Trauma Center 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, PAs and ARNPs, nurses and others with extensive
training in caring for trauma patients.
The center's primary service area includes Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. John's
Counties; however, TraumaOne serves a much broader area, including counties in Southeast
Georgia. More than 4,000 patients came through the doors of the Trauma Center in
2008. 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.