Trauma Program

As an American College of Surgeons verified Level II trauma center, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is a leader in providing the highest level of care for injured patients. The services of our Program range from prevention to rehabilitation.

Every hour of the day, the trauma team at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center provides surgeons, surgical specialists, emergency medicine physicians, nurses, and many other healthcare professionals to trauma patients in need of immediate care. The Medical Center provides state-of-the-art equipment to resuscitate, stabilize, and support the most critically injured patient.

We are host to LifeFlight of Maine, a statewide medical helicopter service that transports critically ill and injured patients. Our trauma teams triage incoming patients by radio and then execute hospital-wide trauma team activation to mobilize the appropriate personnel to meet the injured patient the moment they arrive.

We are also part of the Maine Trauma System (MTS). The MTS is a unique, voluntary system involving all of Maine's hospitals and emergency medical service providers. This system offers a comprehensive, statewide approach to trauma with protocols followed by all community EMS providers and hospitals.

Under the auspices of the Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Emergency Department, the Trauma Program provides leadership in injury-prevention programs, research, education, community outreach, and trauma system planning.

From the emergency medical personnel at the site of an accident or injury to emergency care through intensive care, rehabilitation, and eventually a return to home, the Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Trauma Program plays a vital role in the survival and healing of severely injured people throughout Maine.

In keeping with its mission as a regional trauma resource, the Trauma Program offers outreach visits and works with other hospitals in the region to improve trauma patient care. By sharing expertise between clinical professionals, we boost the region's overall response to trauma incidents.

Community Education and Injury Prevention

For people between birth and age 45, trauma is the leading cause of death in the United States. Trauma affects all of us. The Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Injury Prevention Program is dedicated to preventing injuries and deaths.