Specialized Care for the Most Critical Injuries
Trauma care is a surgical specialty that treats the most severe, life-threatening injuries. Trauma centers take care of cases that are beyond what most emergency rooms can handle. There are only 24 trauma centers across Florida. Broward Health has trauma centers at Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, and a pediatric trauma center at Chris Evert Children's Hospital.
- Our Trauma Center at Broward Health Medical Center is designated a Level I Trauma Center– the highest level available.
- Our Trauma Center at Chris Evert Children's Hospital is designated a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center– one of only two in Broward County.
- Our trauma center at Broward Health North is designated a Level II Trauma Center.
- Our MEDEVAC helicopter transports seriously injured patients from remote areas for immediate care.
- Our trauma centers work closely with Emergency Medical Services. Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, Broward Health's Chief of Emergency Medicine, is also the Medical Director for Broward County Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue Services and Medical Director for the City of Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Services.
How do you know if someone needs trauma care?
Traumatic injuries are so severe that they could cause death if not treated in within the hour. These are often injuries caused by serious vehicle accidents, gun or knife wounds, severe burns and falls that break multiple bones.