Saving Lives 24/7

Memorial Health University Physicians provides trauma and orthopedic trauma surgical care to patients in 28 counties throughout southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. We care for patients who have suffered severe physical trauma, whether from a car accident, work-related injury, serious fall or other event.

Our team of board-certified trauma surgeons assesses patients in the Level 1 trauma center at Memorial Health University Medical Center. They determine how to quickly stabilize and treat patients.

After surgery, patients are carefully monitored by our specialists in the intensive care units. Follow-up appointments in the office allow our surgeons to manage their care during while they recover at home.

Take the pledge to be an attentive driver

Thousands have died in car crashes because drivers are distracted by cell phone conversations, emails, text messages and social media. Do not become a statistic. Here are some tips from the National Safety Council to keep your eyes on the road, your hands on the wheel and your mind on the drive.

  • First and foremost, turn off your cell phone. Put it in the glove compartment, in your purse or in your trunk. There is no safe way to make a call while driving - not even hands-free.
  • Send and read text messages and emails before you start driving.
  • If you're going on a longer drive, schedule breaks to stop, park safely and respond to messages.
  • Using voice features in your car's infotainment system is also distracting. Take care of communications before you start driving.
  • Know where you're going before you put the car in "drive." Put your destination into your GPS so you do not need to fiddle with it while the car is moving.
  • Social media can wait. No update, tweet or video is worth a life.
  • Park in a safe area if you must take a call, return a text or check email.
  • Do not call or text friends or family if you know they are driving.