Health First’s Block Appointed State Trauma Medical Director
By Space Coast Daily // August 29, 2013
RENOWNED TRAUMA SURGEON
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ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – The Florida Department of Health has named Health First Medical Group Trauma Surgeon Medical Director Dr. Ernest Block as the state Trauma Medical Director.
As Trauma Medical Director, Dr. Block will assist the Florida Department of Health with planning, development, implementation and evaluation of Florida’s trauma system. This will include adult and pediatric trauma care, disaster preparedness, injury prevention and mass casualty response.
RENOWNED TRAUMA SURGEON
“Our state is very fortunate to have Dr. Block join our trauma team,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary for Health Dr. John H. Armstrong.
“Dr. Block’s leadership and performance improvement expertise will help our state’s trauma system move forward for the benefit of all of Florida’s citizens and visitors.”
Dr. Block most recently served as Trauma Medical Director at Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center and will remain a member of the hospital’s Trauma Team.
Having served in several roles in the field of trauma care, Dr. Block is renowned statewide as a trauma surgeon and professor of surgery – as well as a published author and researcher.
The goal of the Florida Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts
REGION’S ONLY INTEGRATED HEALTH SYSTEM
Founded in 1995, Health First is a not-for-profit and is Central Florida’s only fully integrated health system and employs more than 7,500 people and has four hospitals, including Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Cape Canaveral Hospital and Viera Hospital.
“Dr. Block’s leadership and performance improvement expertise will help our state’s trauma system move forward for the benefit of all of Florida’s citizens and visitors.” – State Surgeon General and Secretary for Health Dr. John H. Armstrong.
Health First Health Plans also offers a wide variety of health insurance plan options for Brevard and Indian River Counties.
In addition, Health First is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center. Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast.
Health First offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including four Pro-Health and Fitness Centers.
Visit Health-First.org for more information