Trauma Center

South Shore Hospital is the first and only verified and designated Level II Trauma Center south of Boston, including the Cape and Islands. We are also one of only three hospitals in all of Massachusetts with a Level II license.

To earn this distinction, the hospital underwent comprehensive evaluation by an outside team of trauma surgeons from the American College of Surgeons (ACS). These experts verified that South Shore is equipped to handle all critical injuries — including brain and spine trauma, severe skeletal damage, blunt force and penetrating injuries and more.

The Level II Trauma license also affirms the commitment of our dedicated trauma team to continuous quality improvement, and ongoing trauma educational outreach to help our South Weymouth and Boston communities prevent trauma

As a Level II Trauma Center, we provide:

  • Around-the-clock, onsite, board-certified trauma surgeons, emergency medicine and critical care physicians, as well as trauma-trained RNs, anesthesiologists, respiratory therapists, CT technicians and more
  • Around-the-clock, on-call specialists in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery/orthopedic trauma surgery and more
  • Around-the-clock operating room, recovery room, intensive care unit, laboratory, blood bank, radiology, CT scan and respiratory therapy

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Rapid Response Before Arrival

Our designation as a Trauma Center also means our team can be paged by paramedics before a patient arrives, allowing these specialists to get prepared to deliver critical trauma treatment. 

Ambulances transporting injured patients follow the Massachusetts Trauma Field Triage and Point of Entry protocol. This outlines that critically injured and ill patients are transported to the closest Trauma Center rather than to the nearest hospital, which may not be equipped to treat such conditions.

Stable and less critically injured patients from falls, car crashes and sports injuries also benefit from receiving care at a Trauma Center, because if needed, they will receive care by the same trauma experts and services.

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For more information about our advanced, life-saving care, see these Trauma Center facts and figures, or contact us:

Trauma Center at South Shore Hospital
55 Fogg Road
South Weymouth, MA 02190
781-624-8000

Healing. As One.

Robert Driscoll, MD

Director, Trauma Center

Trauma care and trauma surgery are the platforms on which our team builds all other accute care and complex surgical programs.

Jeffrey Wall

EMS Dispatch Supervisor

We do everything we can to make each patient as comfortable as possible, often at some of the most difficult points in their lives.

Deb Pentecost

Manager Trauma Program

It’s a rewarding adventure being part of a Level II Trauma Center, where providing quality trauma care is what we do best.

ACHIEVING. As One.

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