FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Clay Holtzman
207‐662‐4239 / firstname.lastname@example.org
PORTLAND, Maine – The American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma has re-verified Maine Medical Center as the state’s only Level I Trauma Center.
Level I is the highest designation for trauma centers, and achieving this re-verification means that MMC has voluntarily met criteria that set standards for providing excellent care to trauma patients. This designation means MMC provides not only the resources necessary for trauma care, but also the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all injured patients, from the pre-hospital phase through rehabilitation.
“This independent re-verification is a testament to the professionalism of our providers, nurses and staff throughout the hospital, and to their continuous focus on patient-centered care,” said Joel Botler, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at MMC.
Reviewers visited MMC in February and the medical center received formal notification of the reverification in late April. The verification will last through January 2020.
About Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center (MMC), recognized as the number‐one ranked hospital in Maine by U.S. News and World Report for 2016‐2017, is a complete health care resource for the people of Greater Portland and the entire state, as well as northern New England. Incorporated in 1868, MMC is the state’s largest medical center, licensed for 637 beds and employing nearly 6,500 people. MMC's unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including an active educational program and a world‐class biomedical research center. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is a member of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit www.mmc.org.
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