Osceola Regional Medical Center, an HCA Healthcare North Florida Division – Orlando Market hospital, recently treated the 10,000th survivor at its Level II Trauma Center. Osceola Regional Medical Center opened its trauma center in 2015, expanding access to lifesaving care and improved outcomes in the region.
According to the Florida Department of Health, unintentional injury, or trauma, is the leading cause of death among Floridians under age 44. Rapid access to trauma care decreases the likelihood of death and disability. When EMS responds to critically injured patients, they transport them to the nearest trauma center that can meet their needs. Although injuries treated through the trauma center are often severe, the expertise of the team at Osceola Regional Medical Center contributed to a 96 percent survival rate of the patients experiencing traumatic injuries.
“The 10,000th trauma survivor milestone is cause for celebration, but also reflection,” said Davide Carbone, Chief Executive Officer at Osceola Regional Medical Center. “10,000 isn’t just a number. It represents 10,000 people who overcame immense obstacles, including life-threatening injuries, to continue their life’s journey. Seeing these patients not just survive, but recommit to being the best husband, sister, friend, employee, neighbor or athlete they can be – whatever that may look like for them today – is a testament to their resilience.”
On Thanksgiving Day in 2018, Detwan Daniels was heading home to his wife and two young daughters when his car collided with a telephone pole, resulting in internal bleeding and contusions, as well as breaks in his ribs and pelvic bone. In Osceola Regional Medical Center’s ICU for six days, he underwent multiple surgeries and procedures before he was cleared to return home. Detwan says he is grateful every day for the hospital’s trauma team that saved his life and returned him to his family, and he is looking forward to the future. When he and his wife, Rebecca, considered where to deliver their third child earlier this year, the family returned to Osceola Regional Medical Center because of the high-quality care they received during one of the most traumatic times of their lives.
“The trauma team at Osceola Regional Medical Center brought my husband back to me alive,” Rebecca said. “Thanks to the phenomenal care that was available at a hospital so close to us, they gave us back our life.”
“Our trauma survivors serve as an inspiration to take care of yourself and those around you,” said Ernest Block, MD, MBA, Trauma Medical Director. “Osceola Regional Medical Center’s trauma center team is focused on community outreach for injury control and prevention. Over 7,600 people from our area completed our ‘Stop the Bleed’ course, an internationally recognized program that trains citizens to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding. Five hundred teenagers from 64 local zip codes have enrolled in our ‘It Can Wait’ pledge campaign to reduce the dangers of texting and driving. Education and awareness will make our region a safer place.”
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Osceola Regional Medical Center is a Joint Commission-accredited 404-bed tertiary hospital and a designated Level II Trauma Center. Osceola Regional Medical Center is a teaching hospital in collaboration with UCF College of Medicine and offers the highest level of care in heart, stroke and neonatology in Osceola County at the Heart and Vascular Institute, Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, and the Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU Level III) in affiliation with Nemours Children’s Health. Osceola Regional Medical Center also offers the only inpatient rehabilitation and inpatient behavioral services in Osceola County at the Acute Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Center, Inpatient Behavioral Health Center and The Baby Suites maternity services. The hospital also provides robotic surgery in General Surgery, Spine, Orthopedic, Gynecology, Urology and Oncology. Emergency services offered 24/7 include an Accredited Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), an adult Emergency Department, a separate Pediatric ER and two freestanding emergency departments: Hunter’s Creek ER in South Orlando and Millenia ER in the Millenia area in Orlando. Osceola Regional Medical Center outpatient services include the Osceola Imaging and Breast Center, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, Kissimmee Physical Therapy Center, Kissimmee Surgery Center and a counseling center.