West Virginia University's Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center (JMMTC) in Morgantown, West Virginia, is the region's only Level I Adult and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. It is one of only about 100 American College of Surgeons nationally-verified Level 1 trauma centers in the United States.
We care for more than 3,000 trauma patients annually, from all parts of West Virginia and from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland. While some patients arrive directly from the scene of the injury, others are treated initially at another health care facility and then transferred to the JMMTC for specialized trauma care.
We offer the full range of trauma care, from pre-hospital teaching and guidance of emergency medical technicians, paramedics and flight teams, to collaboration with surgical sub-specialists, to co-management of cases with the surgical intensive care unit.
The hospital's social and rehabilitation services help to coordinate the care of patients when they are ready to leave the acute care hospital, whether they are heading home, to rehabilitation or to skilled nursing.
This process, from emergency care of the injured to rehabilitation, is called the inclusive trauma system, and the JMMTC is at the center of this system. In addition to caring for the injured, we work to promote wellness and injury prevention through education and legislation at the local, state and federal levels.
The entire trauma team is highly trained and experienced. The combination of our trauma team and our specially trained trauma surgeons means the injured patient is in the best of hands.
Our center was created in the 1980s with the assistance and support of U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd, and is named for his grandson, Jon Michael Moore, who died as the result of an automobile crash.