If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or find the nearest emergency care.

Exemplary Adult and Pediatric Trauma Services

Broward Health prides itself on the experience of its emergency and trauma staff. Our emergency teams treat even the most complex cases with Level I and Level II trauma centers for pediatric and adult patients. Our multidisciplinary team is prepared for all health crises, from car accidents and traumatic injuries to stroke and cardiac events. And our pediatric emergency physicians are capable of caring for unique medical issues that children face, including broken bones, lacerations, and severe illness.

Pediatric Emergency Care Specialization

Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale boasts a Level 1 trauma center for our youngest patients. Children receive the best possible care for traumatic and emergency injuries and illnesses. In addition, children in western Broward County who require emergency care can seek treatment at Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health Coral Springs.

Beyond our 24/7 on-site emergency and trauma teams, Broward Health emergency departments have specialized care teams on-call day and night to help ensure patients receive the multidisciplinary care their condition demands.

Emergency Services Conditions & Treatments

Bicycle and scooter injuries

Environmental disorders



Head injuries

Heart attack chest pain

Marine accidents

Motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents

Pediatric emergencies

Renal and urologic issues

Severe abdominal pain


Toxicological disorders

Trauma, including complex lacerations

Work-related injuries

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Why Choose Broward Health?

Broward Health knows that no matter where you live, work or play in Broward County, you and your family can be at risk, which is why our emergency care spans the county. Access to quality emergency care is only a short drive away, whether you’re coming from the north, south, east, or west.

Broward Health’s four hospitals have emergency departments for acute injuries and illnesses.

Nationally Designated Trauma Locations

Broward Health offers Level I and Level II trauma centers at Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health North, enabling the system to care for the most critical patients.

Meeting national and state-mandated requirements

  • 24-hour in-house emergency physician coverage
  • Leadership in prevention public education for local communities
  • Comprehensive quality assessment program

Specialized trauma expertise

  • Cutting-edge surgical capabilities
  • Pediatric orthopedic surgeons
  • MEDEVAC helicopter transports

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Giving Trauma Patients a Fighting Chance

Dr. James Roach is on a mission to help more trauma patients have access to a potentially lifesaving and relatively simple treatment - a whole blood transfusion - before they arrive at the hospital.

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Preparing for Every Child Emergency

As a parent, it is important to be ready for any kind of emergency that might happen with your child.

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Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care: What's the difference?

When you are facing a medical emergency, it is important to understand the difference between emergency rooms and urgent care centers.