Southcoast St. Luke’s Hospital (257)

Southcoast St. Luke’s Hospital

 

St. Luke’s Hospital is the first and only ACS Verified Level II Trauma Center in the Massachusetts EMS Region V, which covers the state’s southeastern region. Severely injured patients in Region V — who previously would have been taken by ambulance or medical helicopter to a Level I trauma center in Boston or Rhode Island Hospital in Providence — can now be treated locally. St. Luke’s cares for approximately 2,000 injured trauma patients every year and has been a verified trauma center since 2021.

 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, 02740


Upcoming Programs & Events

NextSteps

NextSteps is a free online program to help you manage your life after a serious injury. You can engage in the weekly education modules and live chats with other trauma survivors. NextSteps can help you explore the ways your life has changed after traumatic injury and how you can move forward on your journey. This program can help you manage difficult emotions and find the courage to achieve your goals. Join us! Learn more

Recovery Assessment

OngoingThe recovery assessment is designed for patients who are recovering from a traumatic injury. The questions are meant to help understand your strengths and resources, as well as to help you identify potential problems or challenges you may face in your recovery. Printable results are available after taking the assessment and can be reviewed on this page as well as your dashboard. Learn more


Community Resources

Brain Injury Association of America

https://www.biausa.org/ The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) works to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for adults and children affected by brain injury. BIAA is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. It has a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups. Contact Information: (877) 995-7674

Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts

http://www.biama.org/ A nonprofit organization, BIA-MA provides Support & Resources to brain injury survivors and their families; Prevention Programs to educate the public on the impact of brain injuries; Education & Training for brain injury survivors, caregivers and professionals; and Legislative Advocacy for improved community services and safety laws (seat belts, helmets).

Brainline

http://www.brainline.org/ Brainline provides education and resources about Brain Injury and PTSD for both adult and pediatric survivors and their families. They focus on treatment and recovery information for moderate to severe TBI symptoms in both adults and children. Contact Information: 703-998-2020

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline (SAMHSA)

https://www.samhsa.gov/ This helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. The SAMHSA website also offers a treatment locator to identify local mental health providers. For assistance, call 1-800-662-HELP, TTY: 1-800-487-4889, or visit the website.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

https://www.madd.org/ The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

http://www.christopherreeve.org/ The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information, and advocacy. Contact Information: 1-800-225-0292

New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center

https://www.bu.edu/nerscic/ The Center has a long and distinguished history in working with the spinal cord injury community across the New England region. As a Model System, SNERSCIC serves as an advocate and resource for individuals with SCI, their families and caregivers, and healthcare professionals. SNERSCIC works to enhance the lives of people with SCI across their lifespan through innovative science and technology, with particular attention to underserved populations.

Amputee Coalition

http://www.amputee-coalition.org/ The mission of the Amputee Coalition is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. Resources and information for children, adults, and families. Contact Information: (888) 267-5669

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

https://www.afsp.org/ Mission: Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide. Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. Contact Information: 1-888-333-2377

The Brittany Fund for Trauma and Recovery

https://www.brittanyfund.org/ Brittany Loring, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings, founded Brittany Fund for Trauma and Recovery shortly after sustaining injuries on April 15, 2013. The Brittany Fund strives to provide financial support to survivors of trauma so they can focus on their physical and emotional recovery.

Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership

https://www.masspartnership.com/ The Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP) manages behavioral health care for more than 500,000 MassHealth Members statewide. Working with its network of providers, MBHP offers high quality, accessible, culturally sensitive health care to Members of the MassHealth Primary Care Clinician (PCC) Plan, Community Care Cooperative (C3), Mass General Brigham ACO, Steward Health Choice, and the BeHealthy Partnership. We also serve children in state custody and others.

Victim Compensation and Assistance Division

https://www.mass.gov/massachusetts-victims-of-violent-crime-compensation If you, a family member or a loved one has been the victim of a violent crime, you can fill out an application with the Victim Compensation Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.

AskMOVA (Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance)

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/askmova AskMOVA is a free online resource offered by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA). MOVA supports free and accessible direct services throughout Massachusetts that help crime victims and their families recover from the impacts of violent crime. AskMOVA allows victims, survivors, and service providers to find these free services in an area that is convenient, accessible, and safe for the victim or survivor.