Unless you’ve been injured in a serious accident at some point, you may not have been aware that there’s a level of care for patients that goes beyond Emergency Room capabilities. These advanced care facilities are known as Trauma Centers.
Several hospitals in the Hillsborough County area offer trauma center care to the most at-risk patients.
If you or a loved one are ever seriously injured in an accident, our list of Hillsborough area Trauma Centers may help you figure out where you or a family member will be taken.
What Types of Patients Are Taken to Tampa Trauma Centers?
Trauma centers handle the most severely injured patients to give them the best chance at survival. This usually includes the victims of serious blunt or penetrating trauma.
This would include gunshot wound victims, stabbing victims, and those in need of immediate care after suffering a traumatic injury in a major car accident. Severe burn victims are also commonly admitted to trauma centers.
Trauma Centers are certified by The Florida Department of Health to make sure they offer the most advanced care available. A hospital with a Level I trauma center rating is considered the most qualified to handle the worst injuries. In Florida, there are also Level II Trauma Centers and Pediatric Trauma Centers.
Trauma centers are usually an extension of a hospital’s emergency department. They will have specialized surgeons able to handle the most critical cases. Highly qualified nurses will be on hand to administer care. Trauma centers will also have more advanced equipment than normal hospitals and emergency rooms.
Hillsborough County Trauma Centers
There’s only one Level I Trauma Center in West Central Florida. It’s in Tampa at Tampa General Hospital. Injured patients can be flown in from across Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Polk County, and other nearby cities.
Tampa General’s Trauma Center treated 2,471 adult patients in 2022. The Hospital has also become an academic medical center after announcing a partnership with the University of South Florida.
This is a list of the current Trauma Centers in Hillsborough County and in St. Petersburg and Lakeland. It’s accurate as of April 2023.
Tampa General Hospital
TGH Wallace Trauma Center
Level I Trauma Center
1 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL 33606
St. Joseph’s Hospital
Steinbrenner Emergency/Trauma Center
Level II Trauma Center & Pediatric Trauma Center
3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Pediatrics Trauma Center
501 6th Avenue S
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
Level II Trauma Center
550 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Lakeland Regional Medical Center
Level II Trauma Center
1324 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, Fl 33805
Contact a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer After an Accident
If you or a family member were injured due to the careless actions of someone else, please don’t feel like you are stuck paying for your medical bills by yourself. Contact a skilled Tampa personal injury lawyer at Robert Sparks Attorneys.
We offer a free consultation for all victims in Hillsborough, Polk, and Pinellas Counties and in the surrounding areas. Reach out to us as soon as possible to find out about all of the benefits available to you.
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