Trauma System Hospitals


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.

Hospitals Eligible for Trauma System Hospital Designation and Their Designation Status

The dates listed below are for the most recent designation as Trauma System Hospital following a Technical Assistance visit. A “1995” designation is the original designation and no Technical Assistance visit has been requested by the facility. Facilities in bold highlights are designated Trauma System Hospitals as of 2010.

  • Aroostook Medical Center - 2006
  • Blue Hill Memorial Hospital - 2004
  • Bridgton Hospital -2012
  • C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital - 2004
  • Calais Regional Hospital - 2004
  • Cary Medical Center - 1995
  • Down East Community Hospital - 2012
  • Franklin Memorial Hospital - 2003
  • Goodall Hospital - 1995
  • Houlton Regional Hospital - 2004
  • Inland Hospital - 1995
  • Maine Coast Memorial Hospital - 2009
  • Maine General Hospital Augusta Campus - 2012
  • Maine General Hospital Waterville Campus - 2010
  • Mayo Regional Hospital - 2012
  • Mercy Hospital - 1995
  • Mid-Coast Hospital - 2010
  • Miles Memorial Hospital - 2006
  • Millinocket Regional Hospital - 1995
  • Mount Desert Island Hospital - 2004
  • Northern Maine Medical Center - 2005
  • Parkview Hospital - 2006
  • Penobscot Bay Medical Center - 2002
  • Penobscot Valley Hospital - 2008
  • Redington-Fairview General Hospital - 2006
  • Rumford Community Hospital - 1995
  • Saint Andrew's Hospital - 2004
  • Saint Joseph’s Hospital - 1995
  • St. Mary’s General Hospital - 1995
  • Sebasticook Valley Hospital - 2005
  • Southern Maine Medical Center - 1995
  • Stephens Memorial Hospital - 2009
  • Waldo County General Hospital - 2009
  • York Hospital - 1995