Level III Trauma Center

Lawrence General was the first Emergency Center in Massachusetts to earn verification as a Level III Trauma Center.

Treatment of trauma is a highly complex process. Our trauma teams are trained to respond to the most challenging cases, time-sensitive surgeries and critical injuries. Lawrence General has an Orthopedic Traumatologist on staff, alongside a team of trauma-ready surgeons and anesthesiologists. Every emergency nurse has training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Having doctors and nurses who are regularly exposed to the most critical of illness and injury, means they are better prepared to care for all our patients.

Every nurse has training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and general surgeons and anesthesiologists stand ready at a moment's notice, with trauma surgeons on call around the clock.

Trauma Prevention

Lawrence General’s trauma nurse coordinator manages trauma prevention activities, and the hospital is active in many programs designed to educate the public on accident prevention. These include:

Stop the Bleed Education

Stop the Bleed is an education program sponsored by trauma centers across the United States to educate community members on proper first aid for traumatic injuries involving uncontrolled bleeding. The program has been proven to save lives, through the quick intervention of trained bystanders who can help keep a trauma victim alive until paramedics arrive.

Automobile Safety

Lawrence General has three nurses and one paramedic certified by the Massachusetts Governor's Highway Safety Council as Child Passenger Safety Technicians. The team performs car seat safety checks at community events and by appointment. For more information, call 978-683-4000, ext. 2075.

Bicycle Safety

We promote bicycle safety through annual programs with Kiwanis International, AAA of Merrimack Valley, and various community presentations.

We provide free bike helmets and bike helmet fittings at community events throughout the year.

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