Powell-Braxton Medical Center
The PBM Center
Location: Cedar
Type of Business: Hospital
Owner: TBD
Description of Services: Regional Medical Center including trauma services, primary life flight operations for region
Price Range: $$$

The Powell-Braxton Medical Center arose out of a need to update facilities starting in the 1970s. The Powell-Braxton Family was a primary force in this change, including lead medical faculty on the medical board helping this change, not merely the family's sponsorship to get their name on the building.

Its Trauma Center is all but a Level 1 Trauma Center, full supported by a variety of specialists and staff, the volume of severely injured seen at PBMC isn't enough to warrant this classification as a Level 1 Trauma Center. Likewise, the local university does not have a breadth of graduate level medical programs to support PBMC being an educational institution. There is still that chance of medical students joining rounds with doctors and nurse practitioners as well as residents assisting the doctors.

In the past few decades the old fourth story of the building has been renovated into a state of the art maternity ward.

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