The Trauma Center at
Lee Memorial Hospital is the only trauma center on Florida's
Gulf Coast between Tampa and Miami. It is designated as a Level
II Trauma Center by the state of Florida, since July 1994
The Trauma Center treats
more than 2,000 patients per year and serves a five-county area:
Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties.
Trauma victims are those
patients who have received an injury that must be treated in a
very narrow window of time in order for the patients to survive.
Most often, these patients are victims of automobile accidents,
falls, gunshots, stabbings or burns. For the greatest chances of
survival, trauma victims must receive treatment within the
"Golden Hour," or the first 60 minutes after receiving the
A trauma center is not
the same as a hospital emergency department. According to state
law, trauma centers are required to have a certain number of
trauma-certified physicians and surgeons on staff and on site 24
hours per day. Trauma centers must also have specific
specialists and sub-specialists on-call at all times and these
specialists must be able to respond to the
trauma center within minutes of an emergency notification. In
addition to specialized staff, trauma centers must have
equipment specifically designed to care for trauma victims.
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The Trauma Center
2776 Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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