BK gets 1st pediatric trauma center at Maimonides

Maimonides Medical Center is now equipped with Brooklyn's first pediatric trauma center, according to officials.

Maimonides Medical Center is now equipped with Brooklyn's first pediatric trauma center, according to officials. (8/1/16)

BROOKLYN - Maimonides Medical Center is now equipped with Brooklyn's first pediatric trauma center, according to officials.

The state Department of Health approved the hospital as a trauma center for both pediatric and adult care.

Trauma centers have staff on hand to treat life-threatening injuries.

"We added a group of trauma surgeons and trauma specialists upstairs in the hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week," says John Marshall, chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine. 

The hospital will also stock the trauma center with a ready supply of blood so it can quickly be given to patients.

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