Trauma Surgery

UMass Memorial Medical Center trauma surgeons provide around-the-clock, critical care for children and adults throughout Central New England.

The Region’s Only Verified Level 1 Trauma Center

The Duddie Massad Emergency and Trauma Center, located at UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus in Worcester, cares for the most severely injured patients. As the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, the trauma team is available 24/7 for patients in need of complex, critical care including:

  • Initial stabilization
  • Resuscitation
  • Triage
  • Surgical care
  • Intensive and acute hospital care
  • Rehabilitation

Unmatched Experience and Resources

Our trauma center has been verified as a Level 1 trauma center by the American College of Surgeons since 1987. This means you get a depth of experience and a higher standard of care when you need it most, including:

  • 24/7 coverage by in-house trauma and general surgery, as well as neurosurgery, orthopedics, plastics and pediatric care
  • Neurotrauma Intensive Care Unit for the highest level of treatment for patients with brain injuries
  • Designated trauma nurse practitioners
  • Specialized trauma ICU nurses
  • Trauma care coordinators
  • Advanced practice critical care nurse clinicians

We are fully equipped to respond to the most critical medical emergencies from the time of injury through discharge and rehabilitation. Our resources include:

  • Rapid transport via ambulance and Life Flight, the region’s only air ambulance
  • Dedicated shock trauma bays, operating rooms and imaging suites
  • Standby elevator for immediate access to our operating suites and our cardiac catheterization services
  • Trauma ICU
  • ICU step-down unit
  • Inpatient rehabilitation

In the Community

Our Trauma Center routinely partners with groups and organizations to promote the health and safety of our community. Working together, we are able to provide injury prevention programs, research and training to our community first responders.