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UMASS NeuroICU at UmassMemorial Medical Center

UMassMemorial Health Care (UMMHC) is the clinical partner of UMMS and located directly on the UMMS campus in Worcester. UMMHC is the largest health care system and the only level 1 trauma center in Central MA. UMMHC has a trauma area encompassing a 63-mile radius with its referral region extending to the borders of New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. UMMHC has an effective catchment area of nearly 1 million individuals. UMMHC’s neuroICU is the only specialized neuro-trauma intensive care unit (neuroICU) in MA. Uniquely at UMMHC, all patients with neurotrauma, including poly-traumas, are admitted to the neuroICU attending’s care. The ICU operates under the “closed-ICU model” in which intensivists provide triage and care and develop a very close relationship with the patient families. It is a state-of-the-art 16-bed ICU opened in 2006 providing multimodality monitoring and a portable head CT. Four board-certified neurology-trained neurointensivists and a surgical trauma intensivist attend in UMMHC’s neuroICU.

The UMMS Department of Neurology offers a 2-year fully accredicted Neurocritical care fellowship.