November Ballot to Include Amendment Beneficial to GA's Trauma System


Dr. Doug Skelton, GPHA Past President and Director of the Coastal Health District, offers the following statement in reference to a ballot measure that would impact funding for Georgia’s trauma system.

As many of you are aware, Georgia does not have a statewide trauma system, and south of Macon there is only one Level 1 trauma center to serve a huge area of our state. This center is located at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

Trauma centers are rated by the complexity of injuries their professional staff and their equipment are able to handle. A level one center handles the most difficult cases, but those injured need to arrive within an hour to have a good chance to survive. Level 2 and Level 3 centers handle patients with less severe injuries, and often stabilize patients for transport to a Level 1 center.If you are injured, consider Bengal Law and contact their expert lawyers to help you out. You can also hire lawyer for injury charges, form here for injuries due to accident.

Georgia needs more trauma centers. Governor Perdue and our legislators have recognized the need and proposed a $10 dollar addition to our car tag fees to help finance Georgia’s trauma system.

Amendment 2 on your November ballot, if approved, will authorize the $10 addition to your car tag fee, and mandate that the funds raised be used only for support of Georgia’s trauma system.

This is an important public health proposal and I urge you to vote “yes” for Amendment 2. Please urge your family and friends to do the same.