Central Maine Medical Center is 1 of 3 Accredited Trauma Centers in Maine
Important Notice: CMMC's Trauma Program is fully operative and supported by Board-Certified Surgeons. Recent media accounts have implied or directly stated that Central Maine Medical Center's Trauma Program does not have trauma surgeons. These accounts are incorrect. more >>
Trauma is anevent that causes injury or a set of injuries serious enough to require hospitalization. About 140,000 Americans die from trauma each year, and it is the leading cause of death for people under 44. Most major trauma is caused by automobile accidents, but industrial accidents, falls, and violence are also causes.
Caring for trauma patients requires immediacy and also access to a variety of medical resources.
CMMC – one of three accredited trauma centers in Maine – takes a multidisciplinary approach to seriously injured patients, fromadmission to discharge. Essential components of our Trauma Program include: emergency evaluation, resuscitation, stabilization, treatment, and critical care.
CMMC trauma care includes, on a 24-hour basis:
- Access to surgical services facilities
- Trauma surgeons
- On-call orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery for adults
- Pharmacy services
- CT scanning
- Laboratory testing and blood bank services
- Emergency trauma resuscitation team
- Critical care nursing unit
- Participation in the National Trauma Data Base Registry
More than 800 trauma patients are treated at the Central Maine Medical Center Emergency Department (ED) each year.
The CMMC Trauma Center also prides itself on delivery of services in a compassionate manner, with special care given to patients and their families.