FOR OVER 20 YEARS, the Orlando Health Foundation has proudly
raised financial support and awareness for the Level One Trauma
Center at Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC). Philanthropic
gifts help support the unique needs of the region’s only Level One
Trauma Center to ensure our physicians, clinical staff, operating
rooms and other resources are ready and waiting 24 hours a day, 7
days a week.
While the most common type of injuries we see are from car crashes
or falls, our team trains regularly and is prepared for any situation,
including ones like the mass shooting incident on June 12, 2016.
Expansing Trauma Bay.......
WHAT IS A TRAUMA CENTER?
• Not all hospitals are trauma centers, and not every emergency
department can handle every emergency.
• A trauma center is a state-accredited program that offers the
highest level of expertise and care in the shortest possible time.
• The intense demands and unpredictable nature of trauma care means
that as Central Florida’s ONLY Level One Trauma Center, we must
reamain ready, every second of every day.
• A trauma center is required to have emergency medicine physicians,
trauma surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals in-house
24 hours a day, seven days a week. A number of subspecialists are also
• Teams of 15 to 20 medical professionals per patient stand ready and
waiting to begin immediate lifesaving care as soon as a trauma patient
• A dedicated operating room is always ready, held exclusively for trauma
• Seriously injured patients who receive definitive care within the first
hour after a traumatic injury have a 15 – 30 percent higher chance of
survival, thus it is commonly called “The Golden Hour.” Some experts
say trauma centers can also improve quality of life by as much as 85
LEVEL ONE TRAUMA CENTER VS.
LEVEL ONE TYPICAL EMERGENCY
REQUIREMENTS TRAUMA CENTER DEPARTMENT
General surgeon in YES NO
house – 24 hours a day
Operating rooms ready YES NO
and waiting for trauma
patients – 24 hours a day
Sub-Specialists YES On-call with no set
(Orthopedic surgeons, 15-20 time for availability.
Neurosurgeons, pediatric Certain sub-specialties
immediately available not provided.
Average number of Usually MD and RN
physicians and staff
meeting patient upon
This level of “readiness” defines trauma care — and often makes the
difference between life and death. Before we ever see a patient, it costs
Orlando Health approximately $18 million annually just to be “ready”
for trauma patients. This includes having teams of physicians, numerous
sub-specialties and nurses in-house and immediately available, as well an
operating room that is held exclusively for trauma patients.
THOUGH COSTLY, IT SAVES LIVES.
Orlando Health does not receive any substantial local public funding
to support operating a Level One Trauma Center as many centers do
throughout the state of Florida. It is a service that Orlando Health as
a mission-driven, not-for-profit healthcare organization has chosen to
provide because of its commitment to the community and the critical need
for trauma care.
Philanthropic support is essential.
YOU CAN BE A PART OF THE IMPACT
If you would like to make a gift to support Central Florida’s only Level One
Trauma Center, you can:
Visit Give.OrlandoHealth.com/ORMC to make a secure, online
gift using a credit card
Make a check payable “Orlando Health Foundation” with “Trauma
C enter” on the memo line and send it to
3160 Southgate Commerce Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32806
If you have questions or would like to learn more about ORMC’s Level One Trauma Center,
please contact Thomas Bolick at 407.841.5194 or [email protected]
PHILANTHROPY IN ACTION
In addition to the “readiness” cost of trauma, philanthropy helps support the
facilities and technologies needed to ensure that our Trauma Center is always ready
and waiting to save lives.
These recent additions played a crucial role in the care that our team delivered
following the attack in Orlando.
• The new construction at ORMC has expanded our trauma capacity,
including renovation of trauma bays, addition of 10 new operating
rooms, a new 16-bed trauma ICU and a new trauma step-down unit.
• Philanthropy helped support the expansion at ORMC, as well as life-
saving technology care for trauma patients, including an ultra-fast, low
dose CT scan adjacent to the trauma bays, video laryngoscopes, a portable
C-arm and point-of-care ultrasound machines.
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