The Only Level 1 Trauma Center in S. Florida

Welcome to Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Services

The Ryder Trauma Center at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center – one of the world’s leading facilities – excels in every aspect of trauma care, saving thousands of lives each year. This world-renowned, state-of-the-art center is operated by Jackson Memorial Hospital in conjunction with the University of Miami Department of Surgery under the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Services.

The Ryder Trauma Center is the only certified Level I trauma center in South Florida for adults and children. The center is geared toward lowering the preventable death rate by speeding up the delivery of trauma care during the “golden hour”, the critical 60 minutes after an injury. Jackson Memorial Hospital sees over 8,000 emergency patients per year — about 3,600 at the Ryder Trauma Center.

Since its founding in 1992, the Ryder Trauma Center and its medical staff have developed a worldwide reputation for clinical excellence. Surgical and medical teams from throughout the United States and the Caribbean as well as from Russia, Japan, England, Italy and France have visited the four-story, free standing, 166,000-square-foot trauma center to study advanced trauma care.

Today, the Ryder Trauma Center is the centerpiece of Miami-Dade County’s trauma care system, offering world-class clinical care to all residents, regardless of ability to pay. As an integral part of Jackson Memorial Hospital – which is operated by the county’s Public Health Trust – the Ryder Trauma Center draws upon both the specialized resources of the hospital and the University of Miami School of Medicine.