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Regional Advisory Committee

On Trauma Services

The Regional Advisory Committee on Trauma Services was created January 6, 2004 by the Lee County Trauma Services District Board of Directors. The Regional Advisory Committee is a key component in the process of involving the citizens served by the five-county trauma district.

This current 13-member committee is comprised of representatives from each of the five counties served in the Lee County Trauma Services District. Each representative brings a vast array of knowledge and experience from which they contribute innovative ways of thinking with respect to educating the public about the Lee Memorial Trauma Center. Another key function of the Regional Advisory Committee is to monitor the legislative and regulatory environment and the advent of possible revenue streams to fund the Lee Memorial Health System Trauma Center.

The recommendations of the advisory committee are valued by the Lee County Trauma District Board of Directors, and the members' ability to monitor the "pulse of the community" is regarded as vital to the success of the Lee Memorial Health System Trauma Center mission. The Regional Advisory Committee on Trauma Services for fiscal year 2015 is:

Committee Chairperson(s)

Name Company
Chris Hansen,
Co-Chair
Lee Memorial Health System - Board of Directors
Carol Barclay,
Co-Chair
Former President, The League of Women Voters of Lee County

 

Committee Members

Lee County
Name Company
Carol Barclay,
Co-Chair
Former President, The League of Women Voters of Lee County
Dick Helms, CPA,
Member, At Large
Miller, Helms & Folk
Cecil Pendergrass,
Member, At Large
County Commissioner, Lee County Board of Commissioners
Joe Flint,
Member, At Large
Former Glades County Clerk of Court

Glades County
Name Company
Robert Jones,
Member
Deputy County Manager for Public Safety
Donna Storter Long,
Member, At Large
Glades County Commissioner

Hendry County
Name Company
Patricia Harrington, Ph.D.,
Member
Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control
Janet Taylor,
Member, At Large
Hendry County Commissioner, District 1

Charlotte County
Name Company
Deborah Harrington,
Member
Board of Trustees Charlotte Regional Medical Center

Collier County
Name Company
Pat Barton,
Member
Retired Substance Abuse and Mental Health Consultant
Robert Boyd Tober, M.D.,
Member, At Large
Medical Director, Collier County, EMS & Neighborhood Health Center
Michael Reagen, Ph.D.,
Member, At Large
Former President, The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce

 

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Trauma Facts

Since the Florida Legislature created the state's first trauma legislation in 1982, no consistent and sustained funding source for the trauma centers has been established on the state level.

In 1982, when Florida's first trauma legislation was passed, there were 50 trauma centers state-wide. Today, there are 21 state designated trauma centers operating in Florida.

The Florida trauma centers that have surrendered their trauma designation have done so due to the overwhelming financial commitments required to make a trauma center a clinically viable operation.

In 2004, more than 31,000 Florida residents and visitors were treated in a trauma center in Florida.

 

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