All three of the remaining patients at CMMC who were injured in the Oct. 25 mass casualty incident in Lewiston remain in stable condition. One of those patients improved from critical to stable condition over the weekend.
“We continue to be encouraged by the progress of our remaining patients,” said John Alexander, MD, chief medical officer, Central Maine Healthcare. “They have made tremendous progress in a short period of time, and I would again like to thank all of our team members at CMMC who have played a role in their care. Our hope is these remaining patients will be discharged in the near future and be able to continue their recovery at home.”
On the evening of the tragedy, Central Maine Medical Center assembled a team of more than a dozen surgeons with expertise in orthopedics, cardiovascular, thoracic, colorectal, plastic, urologic and general surgery. They were aided by more than 100 other physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals, all of whom received training in mass casualty incidents.
The doctors, nurses and team members of CMMC extend our deepest condolences to everyone affected by this tragic event.
As part of our ongoing responsibility to continue serving as the regional trauma center for central Maine, we have established the CMMC Compassionate Care Fund for Trauma Response and Support. To donate, please click here. Link: cmhc.org/cmmc/ways-to-give/