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Department Recognizes Trauma Centers Participating In Florida Collaborative

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

January 15, 2016

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Jan. 15, 2016

DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZES TRAUMA CENTERS PARTICIPATING IN FLORIDA COLLABORATIVE

 

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Tallahassee, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health is recognizing 22 of the 25 state-verified adult trauma centers who have committed to improving trauma outcomes for Florida’s families by sharing nationally-compared adult performance data with the state through the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP). Participating trauma centers enable the comparison of Florida’s trauma system to peers nationwide. Florida’s two stand-alone pediatric trauma centers, All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, are participating in the pilot phase of the ACS Pediatric TQIP. 

“I applaud these trauma centers for their commitment to trauma system improvement through transparency,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John H. Armstrong. “With collaboration in data sharing, our trauma system is able to identify opportunities to advance safe and effective care of injured patients and their families across the entire state.” 

The following hospitals are participating in TQIP-Florida:

  • Baptist Hospital, Pensacola
  • Bay Medical Center - Sacred Heart Health System, Panama City
  • Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
  • Blake Medical Center, Bradenton
  • Delray Medical Center, Delray Beach
  • Halifax Health, Daytona Beach
  • Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami
  • Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami
  • Lakeland Regional Medical Center
  • Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Fort Pierce
  • Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood
  • Ocala Regional Medical Center
  • Orlando Regional Medical Center
  • Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson
  • Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola
  • St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa
  • St. Mary's Medical Center, West Palm Beach
  • Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
  • Tampa General Hospital
  • UF Health Shands Jacksonville
  • UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville

The TQIP works to elevate the quality of care for trauma patients in trauma centers across the United States. TQIP accomplishes its work by collecting data from trauma centers, providing feedback about the center’s performance, and identifying institutional characteristics that trauma center staff can implement to improve patient outcomes. The program uses risk-adjusted benchmarking to provide hospitals with accurate national comparisons.

In fiscal year 2014-15, Florida’s trauma centers received $9.39 million from the state to support their role in the trauma system.

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