Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Orange Park Medical Center

Not every hospital is prepared to treat trauma patients, but at Orange Park Medical Center we have a specially trained team to care for your serious emergencies. As the only Level ll Trauma Center in Clay County, Orange Park Medical Center has the proven expertise to save lives within the golden hour. Being a Level ll Trauma Center means we provide a higher level of care for the most critically injured patients. It also means our standards and performance are regularly reviewed by the Florida Department of Health. In an emergency, you are in good hands at Orange Park Medical Center.

TSN Coordinator

Dr. Benetta H. Wholuba, Licensed Psychologist
Benetta Wholuba
Email Coordinator

Address
2001 Kingsley Ave
Orange Park, Florida, 32073

Tom found himself being rushed to Orange Park Medical Center after a traumatic injury following a home invasion. This is his story.


Upcoming Programs & Events

Family Class

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday • 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The TSN Family Class is designed to help prepare the family for the care-giving role by providing resources, information, and addressing questions family members have during the hospitalization. Location: ICU Waiting Room at Orange Park Medical Center Learn more

Trauma Survivor Support Group

Every 2nd Thursday • 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The support group offers survivors an opportunity to connect with other survivors and discuss the impact of injury on life, work, and family. This is a great place to feel understood and work towards thriving again. Location: Classroom #7 at Orange Park Medical Center Learn more

Trauma Survivor Day

Join us as we celebrate our trauma survivors at Orange Park Medical Center. More information to come! Learn more


Community Resources

Orange Park Medical Center Patient & Family Handbook

This is your guide to practical information that will help you and your family navigate your hospital stay.

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SURVIVOR STORIES

Survivor Testimony: Caleigh's Story

Caleigh's blind date ended badly when she was involved in a car accident that sent her to Orange Park Medical Center's Trauma Center. The skilled team of trauma trained physicians and nurses acted fast and treated Caleigh during that very critical golden hour.

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Survivor Testimony: Drew's Story

Federal Agent Drew Stokes was shot multiple times while leaving the parking lot of a local grocery store. This is his story of recovery and his reunion with the staff who saved him at Orange Park Medical Center.

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TSN Survivor Stories

www.traumasurvivorsnetwork.org/pages/survivor-stories

Read about the experiences of other survivors and how they have returned to an active life.

TRAUMATIC AMPUTATION

AMPOWER

http://www.empoweringamputees.org/

The mission of AMPOWER is to empower and strengthen those affected by amputation or limb difference through peer mentorship, educational resources, and community events.

Amputee Coalition

https://www.amputee-coalition.org/

The mission of the Amputee Coalition is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)

https://www.biausa.org/

BIAA's mission is to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.

Brain Injury Association of Florida, Inc.

http://biaf.org/index.html

BIAF’s mission is to “improve the quality of life for all persons with brain injury and their families by creating a better future through brain injury awareness, prevention, research, education, support services and advocacy.”

Hope After Head Injury

http://www.hopeafterheadinjury.com/

Hope After Head Injury exists to bring hope to those who have been impacted by brain injury. We understand that the journey through head trauma is a road that when walked alone can be scary and lonely. Through the voices of brain injury survivors and caregivers we provide awareness, encouragement, and hope.

BrainLine

https://www.brainline.org/

BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI. BrainLine includes a series of webcasts, an electronic newsletter, and an extensive outreach campaign in partnership with national organizations concerned about traumatic brain injury.

SPINAL CORD INJURY

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

https://www.christopherreeve.org/

The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

United Spinal Association

https://unitedspinal.org/

United Spinal Association is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Trauma Survivors Network

www.traumasurvivorsnetwork.org/pages/home

We are a community of patients and survivors looking to connect with one another and rebuild our lives after a serious injury. Our goal is to ensure the victims of trauma a stable recovery and to connect those who share similar stories.

Brooks Adaptive Sports & Recreation

https://brooksadaptivesportsandrecreation.com/

Brooks Adaptive Sports and Recreation is a resource that helps people living with a mobility impairment enjoy a higher quality of life through the benefits of a socially and physically active lifestyle. *All adaptive sport and recreation activities, equipment and expert instruction are provided at no cost to the individual. Call (904) 945-7314 for more information.

American Trauma Society

https://www.amtrauma.org/

For 50 years, the ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Our mission is to Save Lives, Improve Care, & Empower Survivors.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Orange Park Medical Center Behavioral Health Services

https://orangeparkmedical.com/location/behavioral-health-services-intensive-outpatient-program

Orange Park Medical Center provides a comprehensive and responsive continuum of psychiatric care including a 24-bed inpatient facility, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and emergency evaluations 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Phone: (904) 639-8654

Mental Health Resource Center, Inc (MHRC)

http://www.mhrcflorida.com/

MHRC provides a wide range of behavioral health and social services to the community including 24-hour emergency services; inpatient psychiatric services; and numerous outpatient services, including medication management, case management, counseling, supported housing, psychosocial rehabilitation, and more. (904) 695-9145

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 1-800-273-8255

Clay County Behavioral Health

http://ccbhc.org/

Clay Behavioral offers Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for Adults and Children. For more information or to make an appointment call (904) 291-5561

MENTAL HEALTH REFERRAL SERVICES

United Way 2-1-1

http://nefl211.org/

United Way 2-1-1 is operational 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year and helps callers from 9 Northeast Florida counties. They include: Duval, St. Johns, Clay, Baker, Nassau, Columbia, Suwannee, Hamilton, and Putnam countries. To call, dial 211.

Access to Care Line

https://www.lsfnet.org/lsf-health-systems/

Free resource that offers advocacy, brief screening and referral, and information about mental health and substance abuse programs in Northeast and North Central Fl. The Access to Care line is available 24/7 at 1-877-229-9098.

Psychology Today

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us

Get the help you need from a therapist near you–a FREE service from Psychology Today.

VICTIM SERVICES

Bureau of Victim Compensation

http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/MRAY-8CVP5T/$file/BVCVictimCompensationBrochure.pdf

As the victim of a crime, you may be eligible to receive assistance related to the following: Wage loss, loss of support, disability, funeral/burial, treatment expenses, mental health and grief counseling, property loss reimbursement, and relocation assistance for domestic violence, sexual battery, and human trafficking. For more information call 1-800-226-6667. Compensation Claim Form is attached below.

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Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program

http://crimevictimscomp.ga.gov/for-victims/

When other resources are exhausted, the Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program (Victims Comp) may be able to assist you with up to $25,000 in compensation for expenses and loss of income or support as a result of the victimization including help you access court ordered restitution and secure the placement of a memorial for a loved one killed by an impaired driver and more.

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Quigley House Home

http://quigleyhouse.org/

Quigley House is a comprehensive Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center serving the Clay County Area in Northeast Florida. Mission: to provide advocacy and empowerment to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault while providing community education to heighten awareness. 1-800-339-5017 or 904-284-0061

Hubbard House

https://www.hubbardhouse.org/abouthh

Serving Duval and Baker Counties, Hubbard House,is a full-service certified domestic violence center. 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline, (904) 354-3114.

Florida Coalition against Domestic Abuse

https://www.fcadv.org/

National Domestic Violence Hotline

https://www.thehotline.org/

Micah's Space-Nassau County

https://www.micahsplace.org/

Lee Conlee House-Putnam County

http://www.leeconleehouse.org/

Betty Griffin House-St. Johns County

http://bettygriffincenter.org/

Florida Department of Children and Families Abuse Hotline

http://www.myflfamilies.com/

1-800-96-ABUSE (962-2873) TTY: 1-800-453-5145


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