Trauma Services Baystate Medical Center is the only American College of Surgeons-Committee on Trauma verified Level 1 Trauma Center in western Massachusetts. Baystate Medical Center provides the highest level of expert trauma care available in western Massachusetts to patients of all ages. Annually, Trauma Services responds to approximately 2,200 patients at Baystate. See Statistics.... Level I designation means that Baystate Medical Center meets the highest standards set by the American College of Surgeons-Committee on Trauma, is a tertiary care facility (highest referral level) and a regional resource for trauma care. It affirms that Baystate Medical Center has the necessary personnel, facilities and equipment to provide specialized care to the most critically injured patients. In addition to seeing injured patients, surgeons within the department see general surgery problems, both in the Emergency Department and in their clinic offices. Regardless of their need (pediatric, neuro-surgical, orthopedic, etc.) or whether they require the intensive care unit (ICU) or care on a nursing unit, seriously injured patients at BMC can rely on receiving outstanding care that they would not be able to receive anywhere else in western Massachusetts. The Trauma Center is fully staffed with: Board certified trauma surgeons, Emergency Medicine physicians, rehabilitation and medicine specialists Physician assistants Registered nurses Other highly trained medical professionals, including: Respiratory Therapists Blood Drawing/IV Team X-ray Technicians EEG/EKGTechnicians Psychiatric Team Geriatric Team Together and in consultation with other Baystate specialists, they employ a multidiscplinary team approach to ensure that trauma patients receive state-of-the-art care with consultations from Baystate's leading specialists. Trauma patients draw on the skill of the BMC team in providing: Resuscitation and life saving surgery when needed Critical Care management Management of complex head, facial and orthopedic injuries Facilities and resources for specialized trauma care include: On-site x-ray Laboratories Specially equipped operating rooms Ambulance and air transport of patients Nutritionists Rehabilitation services Specialized social work and pastoral care services to support patients and families both while they receive care and upon discharge Case managers who assist patients and families with discharge planning An important part of ensuring the comfort and peace of mind of trauma patients and their loved ones is to help them understand the experience: Clarifying the roles of BMC trauma surgeons and their skills. What to expect as a trauma patient We have answers to Frequently Asked Questions and other patient information to keep patients and their loved ones informed. Baystate General Surgery Baystate Medical Center's outpatient surgical practice, Baystate General Surgery, provides expertise in general surgery and specialties such as bariatric, endocrine, minimally invasive and trauma surgery.