Trauma System

On May 1, 1991, Palm Beach County’s Trauma System took flight and carried out its first life-saving mission.

Since then, the nationally-recognized Trauma System overseen and funded by the Health Care District has treated more than 64,000 people, providing rapid-response care for more than 3,700 traumatically-injured patients each year.

  • The Health Care District Board of Commissioner recognizes Palm Beach County's Trauma System for Trauma Awareness Month 2017. Read the Proclamation (PDF).

Coordinated Trauma System

Learn how the many dedicated professionals work together to save lives.

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Trauma Centers

Two Trauma Centers at St. Mary's and Delray Medical Center provide 24-hour trauma treatment.

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Trauma Hawk Aeromedical

The District's two air ambulances provide safe, rapid air transport when seconds count.

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Trauma Agency

Learn how the District ensures trauma patients receive top-quality care.

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Education and Prevention

See how the Trauma System promotes trauma injury prevention education and outreach in the community.

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Milestones in our Mission

View a timeline of the development of the Palm Beach County Trauma System, which spans 25 years.

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Profiles of Success

Many trauma victims have returned to their daily lives. Here are a few of the survivors and their stories.

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Visit Trauma Hawk

Request a tour of the aeromedical hanger.



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