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Program Highlights

MMC's Neuro Critical Care team delivers care that is among the best and most advanced in the U.S.

  • Extensive 24/7 surgical expertise from highly skilled, senior trauma/critical care and neurosurgical specialists with a broad background of experience - the largest, most comprehensive team of its kind in the state
  • Use of innovative procedures such as intravascular cooling to control body temperature
  • The cohorting of patients to dedicated neuro ICU beds, matched with nurses and other caregivers with specialized neuro training
  • A standardized, well-coordinated care process, incorporating evidence-based, best-practice guidelines, to help ensure optimal outcomes
  • Leading-edge multimodality monitoring technology including continuous EEG and cerebral oxygenation monitoring - capabilities that enhance the ability to look at brain activity in minimally conscious or comatose patients
  • A sophisticated patient safety system called the eICU that uses voice, data and video technology to monitor ICU patients 24/7, augmenting the care of bedside staff - and contributing to MMC's ranking as one of the top 50 safest hospitals in the nation
  • Strict infection control measures to reduce hospital acquired infection and ventilator-associated pneumonia, resulting in nosocomial (or hospital-aquired) infection rates well below national benchmarks - and further enhancing patient safety
  • Early intervention by physiatry and rehabilitation specialists to address functional deficits as soon as possible, improving long-term outcomes
  • A seamless transition to rehabilitation as part of MMC's integrated, coordinated approach to care and close partnership with New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland
  • The services of a specialized Neurosciences Patient and Family Liaison are available to provide expert, personalized and compassionate support to patients and their families throughout the continuum of care, in both inpatient and outpatient settings