Letter From the CEO, September 2018
Providing a second chance at life.
For 35 years, critically injured adult and pediatric patients in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia have been transported to the downtown campus through UF Health TraumaOne. Whether it was a severe burn, car accident, fall, fracture or violent assault, they depended on our team of experts to get them through their greatest time of need.
TraumaOne has a 97 percent survival rate. As the region’s only Level I trauma center, our trauma surgeons and emergency medicine physicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
In addition, we are the only hospital in the area that can provide prompt care in various specialties, such as acute critical care, anesthesiology, internal medicine, neurosurgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopaedic surgery, pediatric care, plastic and reconstructive surgery and radiology.
TraumaOne also has a robust Trauma Prevention Program that provides public education and resources to the surrounding communities. It is through programs such as Stop the Bleed, Hands-Only CPR, Senior Steps and Water Watchers that we have been able to reduce morbidity and mortality rates in our area.
In addition, TraumaOne serves as a key educational and research component for the University of Florida colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. Our Level I trauma center designation and our recently earned Level I verification from the American College of Surgeons further confirms that the work accomplished at UF Health Jacksonville is indispensable and plays a major role in keeping the community healthy. It is because of your commitment and medical expertise that most of our patients are able to return to their loved ones — providing them a second chance at life.
Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, MHSA, CPE, FACEP