Trauma Care

When you or a loved one is critically injured, you may need the most advanced life-saving care available. You’ll find it at the UMass Memorial Trauma Center, the only Level 1 center in Central Massachusetts.

Trauma Care at UMass Memorial Medical Center

The Trauma Center is located at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester – home to Life Flight, the region's only air ambulance – and is the only Level 1 Trauma Center for adults in Central Massachusetts. In fact, we've been verified as a Level 1 center by the American College of Surgeons since 1987, and we are home to a Level 1 Trauma Center for children as well. This means you get an unmatched depth of experience and a higher standard of care when you need it most. 

The Duddie Massad Emergency and Trauma Center

The Duddie Massad Emergency and Trauma Center cares for the most severely injured patients from across the region, from the time of injury and transfer to our care, to discharge and rehabilitation. The Trauma Center is the most technologically advanced emergency care facility in the area and is supported by dedicated operating rooms, intensive care units and nearby X-ray and imaging suites.

Our skilled trauma surgeons provide around-the-clock, cutting-edge emergency and trauma care for thousands of adults and children from throughout Central and Western Massachusetts every year.

We also have a specialized NeuroTrauma Intensive Care Unit to provide the highest level of treatment for patients with brain injuries. 

Team Approach to Trauma Care at UMass Memorial

UMass Memorial Medical Center provides a specially trained trauma team for all patients. This team approach allows us to treat our patients quickly, safely and accurately. Working together we provide:

  • Initial stabilization
  • Resuscitation
  • Triage
  • Rapid transport via ambulance and Life Flight
  • Surgical care
  • Dedicated imaging
  • Intensive and acute hospital care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Injury prevention
  • Research

We even have a dedicated elevator on standby for immediate access to our operating suites and our cardiac catheterization services.