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 87,000 people, providing rapid-response care for more than 2,400 traumatically-injured patients each year.
The Health Care District Board of Commissioner recognizes Palm Beach County's Trauma System for Trauma Awareness Month 2020. Read the Proclamation (PDF).
Coordinated Trauma System
Learn how the many dedicated professionals work together to save lives.
Two Trauma Centers at St. Mary's and Delray Medical Center provide 24-hour trauma treatment.
Trauma Hawk Aeromedical
The District's two air ambulances provide safe, rapid air transport when seconds count.
Learn how the District ensures trauma patients receive top-quality care.
Education and Prevention
See how the Trauma System promotes trauma injury prevention education and outreach in the community.
Milestones in our Mission
View a timeline of the development of the Palm Beach County Trauma System, which spans 25 years.
Profiles of Success
Many trauma victims have returned to their daily lives. Here are a few of the survivors and their stories.