Trauma Center Doing Well
Published January 28th, 2013
Since December 8th, the trauma unit at Ocala Regional Medical center has seen a total of 232 cases.
Doctors say they have been able to treat everything that comes through the door.
The new unit has only been open for more than a month, but they say they're already making a difference.
Doctor Darwin Ang, a former University of Florida Associate Professor leads the charge of skilled physicians and nurses set on giving the best care possible.
He says right now, the center is in a provisional stage, meaning they're under the watchful eye of the state.
After a year, state officials will evaluate the work at ORMC to determine if they will continue treating those with traumatic injuries.
Doctor Ang says the facility is greatly needed because of the uniqueness of the patients they treat.
That includes falls from senior citizens and harm by the hands of horses, but that's only one important reason for the trauma center.
Doctor Ang says a matter of minutes makes the biggest differences in the world.
The unit serves a 50 mile radius that includes Hernando, Lake and Sumter counties.
Also included, Citrus county, an area that no trauma center has served until now.
So far the community response to the unit has been a good one.
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