Florida Trauma Centers

Florida Trauma Centers and Acute Care Hospitals

The state of Florida is home to 27 trauma centers. Florida's trauma centers are well known for their quick response to trauma emergencies and progression in advanced technologies. Emergency rooms are not trauma centers. A trauma center has highly trained specialists in-house or immediately available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. read more


The Florida Chapter, ACS would like to invite you to become a member of the Florida Committee on Trauma! It's your membership that will continue to let the Committee on Trauma focus on important issues facing Florida trauma centers.

With your Florida Committee on Trauma membership, you will receive outstanding member benefits such as E-News, our monthly email which features articles on current topics, legislative alerts, and event information.


Stay up to date on FCOT’s latest initiatives with our digital newsletter. Here you will find a message from our president, information on upcoming events, and more!

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2019 Resident and Fellow Paper Competition and Florida Man Competition

Submit your abstract for FCOT’s annual resident/fellow paper competition today! The competition is open to residents and fellows investigating trauma from either the basic science or clinical perspective. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to provide an oral presentation at FCOT’s next business meeting to be held Friday, March 29, 2019 in Orlando, FL. For more information and to submit your abstract click here.

Additionally, FCOT members are invited to submit trauma cases with unique, interesting or particularly challenging elements for our next “Florida Man” case competition! Submit your case here for a chance to present at the March 29, 2019 business meeting!

Stop the Bleed

BleedingControl.org is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus and contains diagrams, news, videos, and other resources contributed by a variety of other private and nonprofit partners to help prepare you in the event you are witness to an unspeakable event.


October Business Meeting & Case Competition
Sep 05, 2018
The next Florida Committee on Trauma Business Meeting is scheduled for October 17, 2018 in St. Augustine, Florida. We hope to see everyone in attendance. Returning at this upcoming business meeting is the new... more

Florida TQIP Collaborative - Your Help is Needed
Apr 12, 2018
As presented at the April 6, 2018 Florida Committee on Trauma (FCOT) Business Meeting, the FCOT is developing a Florida TQIP Collaborative. Andy Kerwin, MD, FACS, FCOT Vice-Chair, is leading the project and... more