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Monday, March 27, 2023

Dereck Welch

Florida Alligator

Keep trauma center at ORMC open

Some may already know my story, but I was one of the first patients to be treated at Ocala Regional Medical Center’s trauma center when it opened. I had a splenic artery aneurysm and died twice before the excellent doctors at Ocala revived me and saved my life. Back in June I wrote about my story for the Saint Peters Blog, pleading to keep Ocala’s trauma center open. Another publication’s article by Capt. Gail Lazenby of The Villages Public Safety Department about the 1st District Court of Appeals’ decision putting Ocala in danger of closing made me feel the need to write again.

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