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Trauma Care

When severe injury occurs, seconds count. Our highly trained team is primed to care for traumatic injures all day, every day

Lee Health Trauma Care: Where The Community Has Our Undivided Attention

Physical trauma is a serious injury to the body, and we group it into two categories. Unintentional injury occurs without intent such as people getting into a car accident or falling off a ladder. Intentional injury means purposeful violence, either self-inflicted such as suicide or inflicted by someone else such as assault.

Trauma kills more people between the ages of 1 and 44 than any other disease or illness. These accidents and injuries have a profound, lifelong impact on individuals, families, and communities. The most common trauma cases we see at the Lee Health Trauma Center are unintentional – car crashes and falls. 

Gulf Coast Medical Center's Trauma Center

Our state-approved Level II trauma center is the only trauma center between Sarasota and Miami. Here, highly trained trauma specialists use cutting-edge resources and technology to provide expert emergency care for you and your loved ones.

Lee Health Trauma Care Community Services & Resources

Lee Health provides comprehensive trauma services. We invite you to read more about who we are and what we do along with information about outreach, resources, and how you can help. 

Trauma Care Services Offered At Lee Health

The Trauma Center at Gulf Coast Medical Center helps patients suffering major injuries across Southwest Florida. Our Trauma Center cares for patients with injuries caused by car crashes, falls, blunt force, or other accidents.

Surgical Services

  • Neurology
  • Orthopedic
  • Ophthalmic
  • Oral and maxillofacial
  • Otolaryngology—ear, nose and throat
  • Plastic
  • Thoracic
  • Urologic
  • Obstetrics/gynecology

Nonsurgical Specialists

  • Cardiology
  • Hematology
  • Infectious disease
  • Internal medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiology
  • Pulmonary medicine

The Trauma Care Team

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Public Service Announcements

Stay at the Scene PSA - From year to year, Florida has seen the amount of hit-and-run crashes remain steady, with nearly 25 percent of all crashes involving a hit-and-run. Although the majority of hit-and-run crashes only result in property damage, hit-and-run crashes can be deadly. The Stay at the Scene campaign aims to reduce the number of hit-and-run crashes in Florida by educating drivers on their responsibilities if involved in a crash and the serious consequences they face if they choose not to Stay at the Scene.

4D (Distracted, Drunk, Drugs, Drowsy, Aggressive) Driving PSA #1

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