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

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 (Postponed due to COVID-19 precautions)

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 (Postponed due to COVID-19 precautions)

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

NextSteps (Online)

The NextSteps program is based on the principles of self-management. The self-management approach to health recognizes that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. NextSteps teaches you how to become more active and take control of your recovery. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase one’s self confidence and sense of empowerment. NextSteps teaches you the skills to become an active self manager of your health and your life. 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 Testimony: Gilberto's Story

Gilberto Lopez was a young healthy man with a long life ahead of him. During a quick trip to the gas station his life was changed forever from a motorcycle accident. Now, Gilberto shares his story of overcoming the loss of his leg.

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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OPMC Trauma Survivor Day 2019

Survivors are invited to return to the hospital to talk about their experience and share where they are on the journey to recovery.

TSN Survivor Stories

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


When a Loved One Has Sepsis: A Caregiver's Guide

A guide developed by Sepsis Alliance

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Sepsis Self-Management Plan

Guide to help you identify signs of sepsis and when to reach out for help.

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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

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.


Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)

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.

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

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 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.

Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program

The Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program's purpose is to provide all eligible residents who sustain a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury the opportunity to obtain the necessary services that will enable them to return to an appropriate level of functioning in their community. Call 800-342-0778 or 850-245-4045


Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

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

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.


Trauma Survivors Network

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.

American Trauma Society

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.

Brooks Adaptive Sports & Recreation

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.


Orange Park Medical Center Behavioral Health Services

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)

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

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

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


United Way 2-1-1

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

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

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


Florida Department of Children and Families Abuse Hotline

The Florida Abuse hotline accepts reports 24-hours a day and 7 days a week for known or suspected child abuse, neglect, or abandonment and reports of known or suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult. You can report online at or call 1-800-96-ABUSE or 800-96-2873 or Florida Relay 711 or TTY 800-955-8771 or fax your report to 800-914-0004. If you suspect or know of a child or vulnerable adult in immediate danger, call 911.

Florida Elder Helpline

Information regarding elder services and activities is available through the Elder Helpline Information and Assistance service within each Florida County. Click the above link to access contact information by county. All Elder Helplines can be accessed through the Florida Telecommunication Relay System (1-800-955-8771 for TDD or 1-800-955-8770 for Voice) which allows telephone calls to be placed between TDD users and non-users with the help of specially trained operators translating the calls

Florida Bureau of Victim Compensation$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

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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National Domestic Violence Hotline

Provides direct connection to help via online chat or telephone (800)-787-3224. Education regarding the signs of an abuse relationship as well as information on how to get out safely are also provided.

Florida Coalition against Domestic Abuse

Provides connection to resources for victims of domestic violence as well as free training for the professionals and volunteers who work with them.

Quigley House Home (Clay County)

Quigley House is a comprehensive Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center. 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 (Duval and Baker Counties)

Hubbard House is a full-service certified domestic violence center. 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline: (904) 354-3114.

Micah's Space (Nassau County)

This non-profit organization provides outreach services, information and referrals via 24-hour toll-free hotline (904-225-9979), and 24 bed emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence.

Lee Conlee House (Putnam County)

Lee Conlee House, Inc., serves adults and children who are survivors of domestic violence through the following services: emergency shelter, supportive housing, substance abuse program, children's program, prevention, and outreach. Hotline: (386) 325-3141

Betty Griffin House (St. Johns County)

Mission: To offer protection and quality services for victims of Domestic Violence and their minor children and/or victims of Sexual Assault and their families through operation of a shelter offering assistance, counseling, and transitional support. Hotline: (904) 824-1555 and (904) 827-0236 (TDD/TTY)

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