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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.

Lee Health Safety and Trauma Classes

Lee Health Trauma provides educational classes that provide the whole community with knowledge, skills and abilities needed to help people before, during and after trauma. Keep an eye on the different events offered each month here and sign up below! 

  • Wednesday 18th, October 2023

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

    Virtual Summer Series: CPR Demo

    Virtual Event

    This class is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card . This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.

  • Wednesday 25th, October 2023

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Seniors Driving Safely

    WellWay - Cape Coral

    609 SE 13th Ct Cape Coral, FL 33990

    Most of us appreciate the feeling of independence of driving. But as we age, we grow less confident behind the wheel. From knowing your car and your own capabilities to dealing with fender-benders and road rage -- this class seeks to enlighten and inform.

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

Lee Health's Trauma Center

Donate Now to the Lee Health Trauma Center!

Lee Health is a publicly owned, not-for-profit organization, and is the largest public entity in the state that receives no direct tax support. As your community-owned hospital, all surplus funds over budget, or "profits," are directed back into Lee Health where they are used to fund the expansion and creation of facilities, the purchases of new equipment, and to keep Lee Health on the leading edge of the newest medical technology. However, providing certain services creates a financial strain that makes it difficult the continuation of providing these services. Trauma Services is one such program.

Request Information About the Lee Health Trauma Program

The Lee Health Trauma Care Team

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

4D (Distracted, Drunk, Drugs, Drowsy, Aggressive) Driving PSA #2

Latest Press Releases and Blog Articles

  • Lee Health Makes History in the State of Florida; Relocates Regional Trauma Center to Gulf Coast Medical Center

    As part of a major expansion to better serve the Southwest Florida community, Lee Health has relocated its Regional Trauma Center from Lee Memorial Hospital to Gulf Coast Medical Center. Learn more here!

  • Health Hub

    Lee Health Trauma Center is Saving Lives

    For 25 years, our team has jumped into action to treat victims of trauma, the leading cause of death among Floridians younger than 44.