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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 99,000 people, providing rapid-response care for more than 5,600 traumatically-injured patients last year.

The Health Care District Board of Commissioner recognizes Palm Beach County's Trauma System for Trauma Awareness Month 2020. Read the Proclamation (PDF).

A patient being loaded into the Trauma Hawk

Coordinated Trauma System

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

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The Trauma Hawk flying over Delray Medical Center

Trauma Centers

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

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The Trauma Hawk flying in air

Trauma Hawk Aeromedical

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

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A patient unloaded from the Trauma Hawk in a gurney

Trauma Agency

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

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The Trauma Hawk taking off in the background. In the foreground two wrecked cars

Education and Prevention

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

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The Trauma Hawk flying in air over water

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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A photo of Robert Dolinsky a trauma survivor

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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