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Department of Emergency Medicine

General Information

Clinical staff in the EDThe Emergency Department at Maine Medical Center is a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet the needs of a high-volume, tertiary-care patient population. The ED is the busiest in Maine and serves approximately 80,000 patients per year from Maine and New Hampshire, as well as visitors from all over the world. 

Our Emergency Department utilizes some of the most advanced technologic and therapeutic treatment modalities available in emergency medicine today, including bedside ultrasonography, light-speed CT scanning, digital radiography, and advanced airway management systems. The MMC ED is ED Entrance the gateway to the most advanced trauma system in Maine. We offer a full spectrum of emergency and trauma care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to patients of all ages. 

The Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours a day by board-certified emergency medicine physicians. The MMC ED is home to the only emergency medicine residency training program in northern New England. In addition, the full spectrum of sub-specialists, such as cardiologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedists and neonatologists, are available to assist in the care of our patients. Emergency nurses  are highly-trained in all areas of emergency care and maintain specialty certifications in the administration of advanced adult and pediatric life support as well as adult and pediatric trauma care. 

Dr. Baumann Our department serves patients from two locations. The Bramhall Campus Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provides all types of emergency and trauma care. Brighton FirstCare is open from 9 am to 9 pm daily and cares for patients with urgent injuries and illnesses.

The ED at Maine Medical Center also supports the Northern New England Poison Center (NNEPC) and the Regional Emergency Medical Information System (REMIS). The Poison Center staffs a 24-hour hotline at 1-800-222-1222 for people who have been exposed to a poison. Callers are instructed in proper first aid techniques and are advised if they should proceed to their emergency department for further treatment.

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