Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Trauma Program Re-verified by American College of Surgeons

10/04/2017

The trauma center at Eastern Maine Medical Center was recently re-verified as a level II Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.
 
“Eastern Maine Medical Center is one of three trauma centers in Maine, and the only one in the northern two-thirds of the state,” says Amy Fenwick, MD, FACS, medical director of EMMC Trauma Care. “We recognize that our trauma center is a vital resource for the entire region, and we are committed to providing high quality care for injured patients, all of whom require very highly specialized care in a timely fashion. It is comforting to many knowing this level of care is available in Bangor.”
 
To achieve verification, Eastern Maine Medical Center demonstrated compliance with the criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance, as outlined by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. An experienced team of on-site reviewers conducted a full review of Eastern Maine Medical Center’s trauma program during the re-verification process.
 
“We pursue this hospital-wide voluntary verification because quality of care is our greatest priority,” adds Dr. Fenwick. “The surveyors review patient records, our registry data, performance improvement plans, and outreach efforts. The process assures the community that they can count on us for expert care that reflects national standards.”
 
The EMMC Trauma Team is comprised of seven trauma surgeons, seven physician assistants, a leadership team, clinical staff, support staff, and employees and departments from many different areas of the hospital. The trauma team provides outreach in the community in an effort to reduce the impact of serious injuries.