Trauma Advisory Committee Resources

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The responsibility and the challenge for every Trauma System Hospital is to provide effective and efficient clinical decision-making and trauma care, assure appropriate consultation and, when required, effect appropriate transfer to other facilities. The commitment of the Trauma System Hospital is to participate in the TAC Trauma Technical Assistance Program, and develop its own "Guide to Trauma Care in the Emergency Department" (with the assistance of MEMS staff to the Program) at least once every five years. It will also commit to participate in Regional Trauma Center outreach programs when they are offered. The reward for participation will be inclusion in a coordinated, approved system of care, patient outcome analysis, performance-based continuing education, and community recognition as a portal to a statewide System of trauma care resources.Other features of this commitment include:

  • A functioning Emergency Department staffed with physicians or physician-extenders who regularly participate in trauma care continuing education, and participate effectively in the Maine EMS system of prehospital medical direction;
  • Communication technology enabling effective and efficient medical direction of EMS personnel, and communications with specialty transport and trauma consulting resources (including tele-trauma systems when they are made available);
  • A person designated as the primary Trauma System Hospital contact to work with the Maine EMS Regional Trauma Coordinator and State Trauma System Manager; and
  • A commitment to Trauma System integration, participation in outreach educational and performance improvement programs and allowing quality improvement review of process and outcome of patient clinical interactions.

Maine EMS Trauma System Operations Manual (PDF)

Maine State Trauma Advisory Committee (TAC) Statute (MRS Title 32, §87-A) (PDF)

Maine State Trauma Registry Statute (MRS Title 32, §87-B) (PDF)

Mild TBI Guidelines (2019) (PDF)

Mild TBI Guidelines Sample Order Set (2019) (PDF)

Trauma Advisory Committee Trauma Technical Assistance Program for Trauma System Hospitals

Contact Information

The following is contact information for general administrative purposes, and for the purpose of consulting Trauma Center staff for the care and possible referral of trauma patients.

Administrative Contacts:

For Trauma Technical Assistance Program, Trauma Advisory Committee, and other statewide Trauma System Issues:

  • Trauma System Manager: Kate Zimmerman, DO, 207-626-3860
  • Maine EMS Staff Representative: Marc Minkler, 207-626-3860, marc.a.minkler@maine.gov

Regional Trauma Coordinators

For trauma service matters at their respective Regional Trauma Centers, outreach visits, feedback on referred patients, and trauma data for facilities in that general Trauma Center region:

Regional Trauma Centers: Consultation and Transfer Contacts

(Including administrative, patient follow-up and other purposes as specified below):

In contacting any of the three regional trauma centers for clinical consultation or patient transfer, you should contact the “one call” numbers listed below to request the trauma service or other service as specified:

  • Central Maine Medical Center:
    • For consult or transfer, call “CMMC Connect” at 207-795-7525
       
  • Eastern Maine Medical Center
    • For consult or transfer, call 207-973-9000 or 1-877-EMMC NOW (1-877-366-2669)
       
  • Maine Medical Center:
    • For consult or transfer call “MMC One Call” at 866-662-6632.

 

    Hospitals Eligible for Trauma System Hospital Designation and Their Designation Status

    All Maine hospitals are eligible for trauma system hospital designation.  The dates listed below are for the most recent designation as Trauma System Hospital following a Technical Assistance visit.

    MEMS Region Facility TAC Visit Designation City/Town County Zip
    1 Bridgton Hospital 2012 Trauma System Hospital Bridgton Cumberland 04009
    1 Maine Medical Center ACS Level I Regional Trauma Center Portland Cumberland 04101
    1 MidCoast Hospital 2010 Trauma System Hospital Brunswick Cumberland 04011
    1 Northern Light Mercy Hospital 1995 Trauma System Hospital Portland Cumberland 04101
    1 Southern Maine Hospital Center - Biddeford 1995 Trauma System Hospital Biddeford York 04005
    1 Southern Maine Hospital Center - Sanford 1995 Trauma System Hospital Sanford York 04073
    1 York Hospital 1995 Trauma System Hospital York York 03909
    2 Central Maine Medical Center ACS Level II Regional Trauma Center Lewiston Androscoggin 04240
    2 Franklin Memorial Hospital 2003 Trauma System Hospital Farmington Franklin 04938
    2 Rumford Community Hospital 1995 Trauma System Hospital Rumford Oxford 04276
    2 St. Mary's Regional Medical Center 1995 Trauma System Hospital Lewiston Androscoggin 04240
    2 Stephens Memorial Hospital 2009 Trauma System Hospital Norway Oxford 04268
    3 Maine General 2012 Trauma System Hospital Augusta Kennebec 04330
    3 Maine General - Thayer 2010 Trauma System Hospital Waterville Kennebec 04901
    3 Northern Light Inland Hospital 1995 Trauma System Hospital Waterville Kennebec 04901
    3 Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital 2005 Trauma System Hospital Pittsfield Somerset 04967
    3 Reddington-Fairview General Hospital 2006 Trauma System Hospital Skowhegan Somerset 04976
    4 Calais Regional Hospital 2004 Trauma System Hospital Calais Washington 04619
    4 Down East Community Hospital 2012 Trauma System Hospital Machias Washington 04654
    4 Millinocket Regional Hospital 1995 Trauma System Hospital Millinocket Penobscot 04462
    4 Mount Desert Island Hospital 2004 Trauma System Hospital Bar Harbor Hancock 04609
    4 Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital 2004 Trauma System Hospital Blue Hill Hancock 04614
    4 Northern Light Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital 2004 Trauma System Hospital Greenville Piscataquis 04441
    4 Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center ACS Level II Regional Trauma Center Bangor Penobscot 04401
    4 Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital 2009 Trauma System Hospital Ellsworth Hancock 04605
    4 Northern Light Mayo Regional Hospital 2012 Trauma System Hospital Dover-Foxcroft Piscataquis 04426
    4 Penobscot Valley Hospital 2008 Trauma System Hospital Lincoln Penobscot 04457
    4 St. Joseph Hospital 1995 Trauma System Hospital Bangor Penobscot 04401
    5 Cary Medical Hospital 1995 Trauma System Hospital Caribou Aroostook 04736
    5 Houlton Regional Hospital 2004 Trauma System Hospital Houlton Aroostook 04730
    5 Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital 2006 Trauma System Hospital Presque Isle Aroostook 04769
    5 Northern Maine Medical Center 2005 Trauma System Hospital Fort Kent Aroostook 04743
    6 Lincoln Health - Miles Campus 2006 Trauma System Hospital Damariscotta Lincoln 04543
    6 Penobscot Bay Medical Center 2002 Trauma System Hospital Rockport Knox 04856
    6 Waldo County General Hospital 2009 Trauma System Hospital Belfast Waldo 04915