They provide services you hope you never need, but if you or a loved one ever suffer a major injury, it’s nice to know that Fort Lauderdale and Broward County are home to several Trauma Centers. Trauma Centers are a step above emergency rooms in the level of care they can provide. They usually feature 24/7 access to specialized doctors and advanced equipment to give accident victims the best chance at survival and recovery.
After a serious accident, you or a family member may be sent to a local Trauma Center. Knowing where these life-saving hospitals are located might prove very helpful in an emergency.
Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Area Trauma Centers
Fort Lauderdale and Broward County patients have several emergency care options. The hospitals including trauma care services include Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.
Broward Health houses a Level I Trauma Center and a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. Hundreds of patients a year arrive by ambulance and MEDEVAC hospital transport to receive the lifesaving care they need.
Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida is another option for Broward County patients. Memorial Regional is one of the largest hospitals in all of Florida.
Deerfield Beach is also home to a Level II Trauma Center to serve victims in the northern section of the county. There’s another Level II Trauma Center just over the line in Dade County. The trauma center at HCA Florida Aventura Hospital is part of Florida’s first statewide network of trauma centers, developed as an affiliation between the HCA Hospitals and the University of South Florida (USF).
These are just a few of the trauma center options serving local victims:
Broward Health Medical Center and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital
Level I Adult Trauma Center
Level I Pediatric Trauma Center
1600 S Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Broward Health North
Level II Trauma Center
201 E Sample Rd
Deerfield Beach, FL 33064
Memorial Regional Hospital
Level I Trauma Center
3501 Johnson Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
HCA Florida Aventura Hospital
Level II Trauma Center
20900 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180
What are Trauma Centers?
Trauma Centers are equipped to treat patients who have been in the worst accidents. They house medical specialists, specially trained nurses, and cutting-edge equipment to help those with the most severe injuries.
The injuries usually stem from blunt-force trauma like those wounds suffered in a car accident or in a fall. Victims may have suffered harm due to a machine or tool malfunction at work. Some victims have suffered gun and knife wounds. Victims may have burn injuries or brain damage.
Trauma centers receive their certification from The Florida Department of Health and are ranked anywhere from Level I to Level II. Level I facilities can usually offer the best care and have the most skilled surgeons on call 24 hours a day. There are also Pediatric Trauma Centers dedicated to treating children who have suffered major injuries.
Finding Help After an Accident and a Traumatic Injury
If you or a loved one suffer serious injuries in an accident caused by someone’s negligence, please contact Cowen Edwards Trial Lawyers of Fort Lauderdale. A traumatic injury can leave you and your family in major debt. The person or business that contributed to your injury must be held financially accountable.
We offer a free consultation to all Broward County victims. We work to get victims and their families the support they need to rebuild their lives. Contact us to find out how to hold an at-fault party completely liable.