Maine Medical Center (commonly abbreviated to MMC or contracted to Maine Med) is a 637 licensed-bed teaching hospital located at 22 Bramhall Street in Portland, Maine, United States with a staff of over 6,000 people. The facility has obtained the rating of Level I Trauma Center, one of only three in Northern New England. Founded in 1874, it is the largest hospital in northern New England with 28,000 inpatient visits, about 500,000 outpatient visits, 88,000 emergency visits, and over 27,000 surgeries performed annually. MMC is structured as a non-profit, private corporation governed by volunteer trustees. Maine Medical Center is the largest tertiary care hospital in Northern New England, serving all of Maine and parts of Vermont and New Hampshire. It is a Level One Trauma Center, most recently named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top hospitals in America for heart care, orthopedics and gynecology, and home to the Barbara Bush Childrens Hospital, cited as one of the Top 25 childrens hospitals in the country. Maine Medical Center is a teaching hospital, with an affiliation with the University of Southern Maine, Saint Josephs College, Tufts University and Dartmouth College. As a part of its mission, MMC is also a leader in biomedical research, through its Maine Medical Center Research Institute, ongoing clinical trials, and translational research.